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Old 03-20-2004, 09:18 PM   #11
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good luck with your blue tang man. my friends just died poor gapeto
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Old 03-20-2004, 09:38 PM   #12
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Good luck!! You will beat this!!
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Old 03-27-2004, 01:54 PM   #13
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My Ick outbreak is rising!

I lost my Hippo Tang after adding her to the QT! Now my royal gramma is all spotty. The original offender, my Blue Tang is still healing in my QT with copper. He still looks spotty.

What is a good strategy to prevent the remainder of my population from getting sick? To QT all of my fish I will need a new QT tank. Is there any way to treat the main tank? I have corals, could they become infected?

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I would get another tank. You need to leave the main tank void of fish (inverts and corrals are Ok, don't treat them, they are not hosts for the parasite)for 4-6 weeks, the longer the better. This will allow the parasites to go through their life cycle and die. They cannot live with out fish hosts.
Treat all the fish with copper. This should solve your problem.
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Treating the main tank would be just a waste of time and money. Pretty much everything thats out there that "Claims" to be reef safe either isn't or doesn't work at all.. Your best bet is to pull all your fish from the main tank and QT them.. Then Like quarryshark said leave the tank fallow for at least 6 weeks or longer. I know the whole Idea stinks but its for the best..I just suffered amajor blow and lost all my fish..So I know how you feel right about now.. My tank has been sitting without fish for 2 weeks now and I'm shooting for 8 to make sure everything is cool.. Good Luck.
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