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Old 10-25-2011, 12:00 AM   #1
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Ick outbreak in main and qt

I have a porcupine puffer and some triggers in a 90 gallon tAnk and the puffer and one trigger have ick bad. Anytime I use chems on the 90 the puffer starts breathing funny and acting funny any ideas?

And in my qt tank the trigger has ick really bad also I can't put the fish to gether cause the trigger in the qt will kill anything so any ideas on how to treat it in both tanks without using chems will be helpful

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Try "kick ick". It has no copper. I use it in my reef tank with no problems and it worked well. I was also lucky to not have a bad ick issue.
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Also- do you feed your fish food soaked in garlic? That seems to help as well.
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No I feed strait from the pack. Is that safe for the other fish in the tank since I can't move him out into the qt?
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It hasn't affected any other fish and I have quite a few. As far as feeding- I'm assuming you mean frozen food? I always rinse mine to get the juices off and then thaw the remainder in garlic and vita-chem.
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U mean fresh garlic? Cause I have this garlic stuff u soak food in to attract fish. Will it work with silversides?

I also have the knor ich stuff but havent used it cause last time I did I lost a few fish
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It's garlic juice. And you could soak silversides in it as well.

I've never heard of that treatment. All I know is that kick ich has no copper so it won't hurt coral or inverts
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Is the garlic a way to prevent it? And will it help the puffer get over it?
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Garlic can help to reduce the effects and prevent if I remember correctly. I feed garlic daily
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Mostly- garlic boosts the fish's immune system
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