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Old 05-31-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Ich treatment

I am wondering when I buy a fish can I treat the fish with ick medication before I put fish into my reef tank. Just to make sure there will be no prob with iCk
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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Ideally you observe the fish for a few weeks in a QT and treat if it comes down with anything. There are things other than Ich out there. Treating a fish for something it does not have adds stress. I've heard of people running QT at Hyposalinity levels, but that does not help with something like marine velvet. Copper gets a lot, but it is essentially a poison, so you could be stressing out your new fish for no reason with that.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:25 PM   #3
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Ideally you observe the fish for a few weeks in a QT and treat if it comes down with anything. There are things other than Ich out there. Treating a fish for something it does not have adds stress. I've heard of people running QT at Hyposalinity levels, but that does not help with something like marine velvet. Copper gets a lot, but it is essentially a poison, so you could be stressing out your new fish for no reason with that.
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