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Old 05-18-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Ick????

I have about 35 fish in my tank, All of them are spotless but one and to no surprise it's a hippo!!!! It looks like ick but I'm not sure? I've had ick before and every fish had it! Now it's only Dori, what is it???
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I've good luck using Garlic Xtreme by Kent. It will boost the fishes immune system allowing it to fight the ick.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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Your hippo tang is probably stressed. Looking at your stock list you have many many tangs in there. I think you may be wayyy overstocked.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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I have been using the garlic stuff for about a year now, I premix all of the frozen food with the garlic and I refreeze it (Brine shrimp, Misys shrimp, krill, Clams, Green and red sea weed And a little bit of broccoli with spinach) And yeah I am way overstock but I just can't say bye to any!!!! Just too adorable. Do you think it's ick??
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You may also add Garlic Xtreme directly to aquarium water.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:12 PM   #6
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I'll try that, but I know that I have to treat Dori before it gets out of hand but do I have to treat all of the fish for ick??? man that's a pain in the a#%, the ick is gonna stick to my LR and corals, that means I would have to keep my fish away from all that for at least 6 weeks or???
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:32 PM   #7
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If you want to be safe (and save all your fish) then yes, treat them all and leave the DT fallow for 6-8 weeks. It would be safe to say you wouldn't have this problem if your weren't so overstocked, if you rid your tank of ich I would consider re-homing some of the larger fish so it doesn't come back. Just my opinion for a happy, healthy tank...
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Yeah, that looks way overstocked. The problem is that if it is Ich, its in the tank now and other fish can get it. Its got all sorts of hosts too, so its not going anywhere. That size with that many fish is going to be near impossible to treat properly. I don't see throwing that many fish in a QT and with all the corals, you can't hypo the DT. Try to maintain pristine water parameters (which has gotta be tough being so overstocked), keep the tank as stress-free as possible (again, near impossible when overstocked) and try to keep the rest well-fed and healthy so that they can possibly fight it off.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:27 PM   #9
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So I started the cupramine treatment after taking out about 250 pounds of live rock and all my corals, inverts and anything else I could find like red kelp......so much work it better be done with after this if not ill treat my self with copper!!!!!!
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So you put your rocks and corals in another tank? That sounds like a huge effort! Keep us posted and remember to wait out the 6-8 weeks, would be awful if it came back and you had to do it all again...
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