Originally Posted by Sergie
Man I was just in another thread about ich stating what you are. Even if the immune system is strengthened, if the parasite falls off it could have reached its reproductive stage, making the situation a thousand times worse. Garlic does not kill the parasite. Anyway this is the last ill post about it because people called me out for bickering in the last thread. Good luck OP. My two cents: hyposalinity treatment. Kill the parasite, don't just hope that garlic MAY thwart off the parasite. Hypo IS a cure. Garlic IS only an urban legend supported by some cases, no scientific research.
I agree, the garlic will only shoo the ich away. But if you keep your fish healthy and stress free, the ich shouldnt come back.
In just my opinion, hypo and copper in a qt raised the chances of death by quite a bit. The stress from having to break down the tank to get the fish out and into QT is a huge reason why the fish die.
I will have you guys know, in a thread kn a different forum, a friend said his fish had ich and asked for treatment methods. I immediately said the same as you guys, "hypo or copper in qt." Other members convinced me that garlic was a much better route for reasons i have already stated. After several days, boom the ich is gone.
I am NOT, i repeat NOT saying garlic will kill the parasite. But as long as you are a good aquarist and keep your fish happy and healthy, it shouldnt come back.