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Old 12-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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Ick Treatment!

Hey you all, I'm looking for something to solve my ick. Unfortunately, I have lost 3 fish to the parasite, and my royal gramma is suffering now as we speak. I'm sure it's ick due to the white spots & "flashing" symptoms. I heard of a few chemical solutions, just wondering which is the best that won't hurt my corals or Anenome? Thanks!
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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Hi sorry hear about it, I've been treating my fish for ich the last 7 weeks and can say only way to 100% kill it is through copper treatment or doing hypo. Your going have to treat fish in qt as if you do treatment in main tank will kill your inverts and corals, will have leave your main tank empty of fish for 6+ weeks, the longer the better. Some people do fresh water dips if fish got it bad then will treat them but I think it just more stress for fish.
Like I said I'm going through ich myself and read up loads as wanted no what's best and choose do the hypo treatment and will have left my tank empty for nearly 11 weeks before put fish back.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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Thank you for your information! I think I'll most likely remove the fish & let the display run fallow for a couple weeks to ensure it's free of ick. Lost all my fish but the the Royal Gramma. So saddening...
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:19 PM   #6
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What is the hypo treatment?
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First you need to leave the main display fallow for longer then a couple of weeks more like 6 to 8 more to the 8 side. Hypo is lowering the salinity of the qt to1.009 to kill the ich but you need a refractometer to do it because you need the accuracy. If you don't have much experience I wouldn't try do do that. Get some cupramine by seachem which is a less harsh form of copper and it works great.
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First you need to leave the main display fallow for longer then a couple of weeks more like 6 to 8 more to the 8 side. Hypo is lowering the salinity of the qt to1.009 to kill the ich but you need a refractometer to do it because you need the accuracy. If you don't have much experience I wouldn't try do do that. Get some cupramine by seachem which is a less harsh form of copper and it works great.

Is this product reef safe?
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You cant do it in your reef tank. You have to qt your fish and treat them that way.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:26 PM   #10
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Is this product reef safe?
Absolutely not. Any of that stuff thats says it reef safe doesn't really work. As stated above you need to do all treatments in a qt
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