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Old 04-10-2013, 04:26 PM   #11
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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.

IMO, 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.
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Getting back to the OP...I would not QT until you are sure it is Ich. It could be sand, could be scrapes, etc...it might even go away without treatment. Sometimes just having pristine water conditions and a healthy diet helps them through it. Only problem there is that there can still be Ich in the tank and new additions can pick it up when they are weaker due to stress.
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If your going to keep a Regal tang in a 55gal, expect Ick.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:07 PM   #14
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If your going to keep a Regal tang in a 55gal, expect Ick.
He is not in a 55 gal in my house I took him and a yellow tang from a guy who had them in a 55 I am temporarily housing them in a 90 (well the regal is in QT) till I get a 180 up and running
The fish came with ick all I've been doing is getting it back to health as it had lateral line also so since I seem to be a target of the tang police excuse me for trying give these fish a better life
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I thought the OP had a 55 gal tang, with a Regal with possible Ick.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:41 PM   #16
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He never stated tank size. Which would be nice to kno what size tank he has and parameters
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Stories are getting crossed. OP has a Blue Tang (Regal) with possible Ich. Can't figure out if the 55g in their Bio is what it's in or a 48 mentioned in another thread. Either way (sorry for playing Tang Police), it's in a "Too small" tank, which will cause stress, which opens fish (especially Tangs) up to stuff like Ich.

Belle has a Regal Tang in QT already.
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I have a 55 gallon tank. The tang I have is super small maybe the size of a quarter. The lil white spot is no longer there. I am aware that my tank is not the recommended size, I am in the process of trying to get a 180 gallon now.
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