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Old 08-17-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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Ick on my clownfish

What is the best way to get rid of ick on my Clownfish?
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:46 AM   #2
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I have used Formalin in the past and had good results. It depends on what else you have in your tank and if you are able to quarrantine your clownfish. If you have a quarrantine tank I would move him over to that and treat with Formalin as directed. You can reduce the salinity in the quarrantine tank as well. It kills the parasites. I learned a long time ago that if you keep the salinity slightly low (very slightly) all of the time, the parasites can't live in the water but the fish are just fine. Again it really depends on what else you have, I tend to think this might not be the best for invertebrates. Good Luck!
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:18 PM   #3
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I've done a freshwater dip on one of my maroon clowns when she had some spots. She's been squeaky clean and healthy ever since!
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kick ich. its reef safe can be used on everything too.
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Quarantining and treating with non reef safe medicine would be your best bet IMO. You can buy a 5g or 10g tank for $15 max at a petco or petsmart and do it there. I've also done freshwater dips, but it can stress your fish to death.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:58 AM   #6
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My clowfish have lil white pimple looking things on them do you jave any pics of your clowns maybe mine have the ick
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:54 AM   #7
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I've used kick ich recently and it was useless. My fishes still had ick. Now they're in QT with copper treatment
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:10 PM   #9
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I've used kick ich recently and it was useless. My fishes still had ick. Now they're in QT with copper treatment
Did you use it for the 15 days
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:48 AM   #10
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yes, even used the heavy infestation method and my fishes still had ick afterwards.
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