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Old 02-03-2011, 11:22 PM   #1
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Ich-x

If I am treating a sick fish with Ich-x how will inverts react to it???
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Inverts I am referring to soft corals, polyps, sebea anenome, bandit shrimp, emerald crab and pom-pom crab?
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i would not add any ich meds to your display. remove the fish to be treated.
this is what you are adding to your tank-
Malachite green - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Do u know what it would do to inverts??? Just curious. I am doing a quarantine for the sick fish.
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no, i don't. but- In 1992 Canadian authorities determined that eating fish contaminated with malachite green posed a significant health risk.[4] Malachite green was classified a Class II Health Hazard.
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What's the best way to treat a sick Ich infested fish? I did a ich-x dip in a small nano quarantine. But is there something better? I lost a baby blue tang, a green clown goby and now my clown has it and I don't want to lose another. I'm guessing it all started when a puffer I had was messing with them and stressing them out. I no longer have the puffer cuz I decided to go to a reef tank.
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Everything you need to know about ich in two simple clicks.

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Old 02-04-2011, 12:07 AM   #8
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Malachite green will kill invertebrates. Malachite green does not affect ich as it is anti-fungal. Copper is the most affordable solution as is hyposalinity. Copper will suppress appetite while hypo. takes longer to kill the parasite along with invite Uronema to the table.
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Those are some great sites! What I didn't get out of them is if the ich stays in the tank even though fish are out? Or does the ich only feed off of the fish?
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All teleosts are susceptible to the parasite with exceptions to cartilaginous fishes, which are disease *resistant. Leaving the aquarium fallow for 4-6 weeks will starve the infestation.
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