Originally Posted by TheTodd
I thought Hondatek was simply pointing out what has been scientifically proven. There are a lot of well-meaning people out there that misunderstand and give questionable advice. I know I've heard many things over the years. The good news is that there are many articles out there that explain how to combat Ich. Big money has gone into this research and there is basically no mystery left. The only proven cures are copper and hypo. Both have proven levels that work. Going less might help, but probably would not eliminate the problem.
, the problem occurs when people do it their own way, start dancing around a week later when the Ich "disappears". They are not understanding that it does that as part of its life cycle (treated or not) and that nothing was actually cured. Even if it does not reappear, it does not mean that there is not Ich present and waiting to pounce on the first stressed/weakened fish.
I agree with you that's y my regal is still in QT even tho he shows no signs of ick since the fresh water dip he will stay QT for a while but I can't risk useing copper on him as for one they are expensive fish and the tank he came from originally was a 55 gal
with him being bullied by a GSM and underweight and malnutrition. He eats lots of garlic to try and help build his immunity and gets formula 2 and lots of garlic guard soaked nori ( also recommended by my trust worthy fish person) and the fresh water dips are to clear the gills and the white cysts u see. I've read the articles and IMO
regals are a sensitive fish. And I never stated that a fresh water dip would cure the problem it's just to ease the itchiness the ick causes.