Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 05-18-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Posts: 900
Send a message via AIM to Breakthecycle2
Need an Ich cure ASAP

I do not have the option of a QT tank. It's a 40 gallon tank. I've added a flame angel recently, waited about a week, then today, I added a pair of Maroon Goldflake clowns. I just saw the flame angel and he def has ich now. There are also two lubock fairy wrasses and a fridmani dottyback. At least one of the wrasse's has one or two spots on him now. I have a product called Ich-X that Ive started to use, but it says I need to do water changes in between doses. I can't get to the fish store for water until, monday.

Breakthecycle2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
ezy33's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Francisco's Barbary Coast
Posts: 2,545
Send a message via ICQ to ezy33
Garlic Extreem has worked for me. Put it on their food and in the water per the instructions. I do a water change when i can smell it. About two or three days. It won't cure it but will boost the fishes immune system. Allowing them to fight the ich. I keep a bottle on hand at all times. if i see any fish flash i put on the food. I haven't had a outbreak in five years.

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
ezy33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2013, 09:52 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Posts: 900
Send a message via AIM to Breakthecycle2
My lfs recommended the same thing. My flame angel is dead as of this morning. As of right now, there are no other fish with "signs" except for the occasion "flash". I have been aggressively treating with Ich-X and have been doing a water change per day (well only since yesterday). I also bought a good UV sterilizer today and hooked it up, so I hope that will help. I know you are supposed turn UV's off when using any type of treatment, but I'm going to take my chances.
Breakthecycle2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 1,298
The uv will only kill any free floating ich not whats on the fish. Get yourself some cupramine by seachem it works great and it is not as harsh a form of copper as most. Copper and hyposalinity are the only sure fire cures for ich. Don't mess around with any of those reef safe cure they don't work. Unfortunately you need to do these two methods in a qt not in the main tank because copper will kill any corals or inverts. Good luck. PS get yourself a qt or you will be going through this all the time and losing fish along the way.
tonedogz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Newnan, GA
Posts: 87
You can try a product called Kick-Ich made by Ruby Reef. I had a royal gramma with a bad case of Ich and my coris wrasse was flashing. Unfortunately the gramma was too bad off to survive but after the treatment my wrasse stpped flashing and no other fish got sick and its been gone for 3 months now. I would give it a try. No harm to my inverts.
donniea1800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
Riverhawk's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 211
I'm using the kick ich now in my moms 20 reef.. Ive also used before..only side effect ive seen is some of the corals get po'd.... Other than that.. Heard some say its junk but if it works..who cares...
Riverhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 12:57 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
TheTodd's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 3,110
The thing to understand is that the only proven cures for Ich are copper and Hyposalinity. The rest "treats" and/or supposedly strengthens the immune system. Big bucks have gone into research, so this is all based on science, not "it worked for me" stories. If you do nothing to cure it, its still in your tank. Some fish can be strong enough to fight it off (pristine water conditions and keeping fish well-fed helps) which is why some people believe that their Ich magically disappeared. That can work in a stocked and well maintained tank, but it carries risks when you are still adding fish.

Sometimes people think the Ich is gone because they do not see the spots anymore. What really happened is that it dropped off their fish as part of its life cycle. Its still in the tank and can reproduce and live in/on a host fish. You can not always see it. People add a new fish, it comes down with Ich and they believe it was the new fish that had it, but is more likely that it caught it in its new environment.
TheTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2013, 08:07 PM   #9
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 620
Go with the cupramine from Seachem, it works!!!! The other S$#% dont!!! Just remove your coral, inverts and as much live rock as you can and keep away for a minimum of 10 weeks befor putting back into your main tank

ivan_dalmatia is offline   Reply With Quote

cure, ich

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.