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Old 01-30-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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My porcupine puffer dies this Mornin cause of ich I had been treating him for two weeks in a qt tank but he lost the battle ick won I have anothe porc puffer wich is much smaller he's seems healthy but how can I prevent this from happening again
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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Hypo, or remove it from DT for 6-8 weeks. Sorry about ur puffer.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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I would recommend quarantining all new arrivals in a quarantine tank for 2-4 wks. That way you can prevent ich from being introduced to your main tank again. Also, if your puffer was in your display tank, chances are that that tank has ich now too, and needs to be empty for 8 wks for the ich to die off. I would also recommend treating the fish that are in the display now (in a QT tank), if the puffer acquired ich while in the main tank.

Sorry for your loss.
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Wat do u mean remove it from dt ?
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:49 PM   #6
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Lots of water changes one every week and Not a lot of light the ick is attracted to light an it is worse with salt water take this advise and u will be fine also rise the filters out every day
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Ok so ur sayin turn the light off from Time to time right?
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #8
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The light is not going to affect ich at all. :-(
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #9
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Yes keep the light off with ick in tank light is like the food for ick worst thing u can do to it fish is leave the light on and yes ick is affected by light, the light will make the ick grow ick is like alge also it grows with light
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #10
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Ok guys thanx for the tips in pretty sure my porc puffer will have a great life e
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