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I keep ich COMPLETELY out of my system, and take the precautions to do so. 7 50.00%
I don't keep ich out of my system. I deal with it by building up my fishes' immune system etc. 7 50.00%
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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POLL: Your Treatment of Ich

Hi everyone!

I know that some people quarantine and keep ich out of their systems, but I am also aware that some people let nature take its course and feed with garlic, etc.

I thought it would be interesting to have a poll between the two.

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Old 05-12-2012, 11:50 PM   #3
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QT for a couple of weeks... But if it happens, hypo. Try to keep it out.
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quarantine and cupramine for me
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:35 AM   #5
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QT = Short-term Formalin bath after acclimation, Long-term Formalin, short-term Formalin baths in between "rest" periods, and depending on circumstances or fish spp. copper afterwards.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:17 AM   #6
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How long do you keep the fish in the formalin bath? Doesnt that stress them out?
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:40 AM   #7
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Most people overestimate "stress." Their capture, transport, acclimation...it's all a degree of stress; being in an aquarium is a degree of stress. A typical Formalin bath lasts 50mins in a 5g bucket filled with 3g of sw and extra aeration. I've never lost an animal to Formalin or Freshwater baths. Long-term Formalin is a smaller % dosed every other day (50% water changes daily).
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Most people overestimate "stress." Their capture, transport, acclimation...it's all a degree of stress; being in an aquarium is a degree of stress. A typical Formalin bath lasts 50mins in a 5g bucket filled with 3g of sw and extra aeration. I've never lost an animal to Formalin or Freshwater baths. Long-term Formalin is a smaller % dosed every other day (50% water changes daily).
Agreed ,,and same here
Oh and i keep it out ..
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:09 PM   #9
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Garlic for me i voted
I had success with garlic, mainly Garlic Extreme. IMO every time you move the fish it get stressed. Every time the fish gets stressed theres a chance for it to catch ICH, when you pull a sick fish from the display to a quarantine tank (IMO) you stress it even more. Making recovery even more difficult. Then when the fish appears well moving it again will stress it again.

I keep a bottle on hand, if I see any fish flash I add it to the next feeding or two. If I see any spots I add it to the tank once a day for four days on the fifth I do a water change.

I under stand garlic won't cure ICH but will boost the immune system of the affected fish and all of the other fish too. It's what works for me.
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