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Old 01-16-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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Ick in my FOWLR

I seem to have a small case of ick in my 46g fowlr set up. I have used copper safe before in fresh water but I was weary about using it in marine.

( in the tank there is a grunt, a small French angel, a small rock beauty and one Rock flower anemone)
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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I seem to have a small case of ick in my 46g fowlr set up. I have used copper safe before in fresh water but I was weary about using it in marine.

( in the tank there is a grunt, a small French angel, a small rock beauty and one Rock flower anemone)
Well, I wouldn't dose the copper with an anemone in there. I think your best bet would be to either remove the anemone, or the fish, and then treat.

Is it Coppersafe by Sentry AQ? If so, that is what I am currently using to treat some of my SW fish for ich.

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Old 01-16-2012, 02:26 PM   #4
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Moved to SW sick fish forum. Read these for info and treatment of the parasite.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
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Does coppersafe kill beneficial bacteria?, it should only kill parasites right!
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Copper will screw up a dt. It will leech into lr and stay there. Which means no inverts, coral, and maybe bacteria too. When copper is used in qt, water changes arw frequent so unsure about bacteria.
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Agree with sniper. What fish(es) have it?
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A rock beauty angel, and a french
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I want to say that quarantine is the only way. But there might be others. I've had luck on my side not to get ich yet. Don't want to give you false info. Sorry
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Doing a freshwater dip with the fish would be the safest way to cure ich if you have coral in the tank. If you add copper to your tank your going to risk loosing corals. If I have a fish with ich, I simply just get a bucket of RO/distilled, make sure the temp and ph match the tank(VERY important), put the sick fish in and let sit for 30 mins. Be sure you watch the fish closely) tangs always seem to play dead but they are not harmed in any way. A gentle touch will prove it. This might seem cruel but it doesn't hurt your fish and the cure takes care of all kinds of problems. That usually does the trick.
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