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Old 09-27-2006, 06:13 PM   #11
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As I mentioned in my PM my PBT had one outbreak of ich early on. I believe it was caused by a heater malfunction that allowed the temp to drop. Since I had just transferred to the 90g a month earlier I was not taking it apart to catch the fish.

I started using garlic extreme as a food suplement and daily added 1 drop per 10 gallons. I know garlic is not supposed to be a treatment, but in my case it worked. No other fish came down with ich. Sometimes I think in our interest to have perfect fish our cures can be just as stressful as the ailment.

BTW, I had the tang for another 9 months after that until it mysteriously died while I was out of town.

If you are willing to risk it I say leave it in the main and treat with garlic. Watch for other inhabitants that may be stressing it as well.

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Garlic is great for their immune systems. I soak their food in it along with selcon and zoe.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:44 PM   #13
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I checkout out the ich meds at nosickfish.com - they sound pretty promising but at 52 bucks a vial they sure arent cheap. Even calling a 52 dollar med affordable is stretching it.
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Well last night I worked and was able to get the PBT out of my reef. He is back in a 30 gallon qt getting treated with Para Guard yet again (SeaChem must love PBT's). The choice now is whether to ask the poor guy to leave or give him another shot.
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If you leave the tank fallow for 6-8 weeks, that will give you plenty of time to decide....
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:54 PM   #16
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I got my PBT about a week ago, I am having him in qt and fresh water dip almost every day now, he is doing great, eats like a pig, swim and do all. He still have some external parasite not much though, hazzy eye, I plan to keep him in qt for as long as everything is clear with. I know this tang is hard to keep, its a challenge(hope i spell it right) I am sure you do too, especially you are saltwater fish keeper.
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i had same prob. i have had good results with cleaner shrimp they keep all my tangs looking good 8)
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:16 PM   #18
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Every powder blue i have had got ich. Ihave no trouble with any of my other fish.
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