Originally Posted by inkman562
Turn the UV
off is using Prazipro , applying Metro directly to the tank, Herbal ich remedies. Running uv
during treatment may neutralize the effectiveness of the meds. Running the Skimmer will remove the meds from your water. As for water changes, I go 25% weekly for 3 - 4 weeks.
It may be stressful on a smaller sized tank. It's all based on total water volume.
I'm not claiming to be a fish Dr. But can only say what works in my tank.
I see that the directions call for turning off UV
for Prazipro. The only reason I can think of is uv
may cause the chemical to breakdown...
BUT according to the info about the active ingredient, Praziquantel, it is only to be used for flatworms;
Praziquantel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and in the listing of parasites treated, no mention of ich or oodinium, so using it in this instance isn't recommended, no matter what the manufacture says, they are trying to sell you their product.
Actually a lot of these treatments are pretty much snake-oil in that there is NO conclusive evidence that any of these treatments actually work.
At best they boost immunity, but do not eradicate the parasites.
The only tried and true methods for eradicating ich from a saltwater system is, copper or hypo salinity and leaving the display fallow for 8-10 weeks.