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Old 11-11-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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Has anyone had any experience with this chemical? I have been treating my tank with garlic and water changes every couple days, I had a mass break out of ich. My LFS reccommended this because the garlic and warmer temps aren't working. I treated it last night and hoped to see some improvements, but really didn't see any. On the bottle it says a single treatment lasting 5-7 days is sufficient. I am assuming that I need to put a treatment in every day for 5-7 days...I am not much into using chemicals on my fish, so it is confusing.

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I dont know much about that stuff but I`m sure you`ll need to QT the fish and not treat the main. If it was me I would QT your fish and treat with hypo salinity. Read the links below.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

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Shannon,

Mike has posted a series of articles that he and I both have shown you a couple times now. You've gotten some good advice here regarding ich, and links to some of the best articles out there. Warmer temps aren't working because... well... it doesn't work. Read the articles and they'll tell you why. Seems like you're looking to try everything except what folks here have suggested.

I'm not personally familiar with PraziPro, but I *think* it's primarily a dewormer. Perhaps Innovator will wander across this thread and educate us! But I don't think it works on ich... that's why you're not seeing results.
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PraziPro is a liquid concentrate of praziquantel (Droncit), an agent used to treat teleosts for cestodes and monogeneans. In other words, it is indeed a de-wormer. It will not combat cryptocaryon (ich), but it is always wise to de-worm your animals anyways. If you are not willing to spend the money on Chloroquine, the next best solution is hyposalinity (IMO) to eliminate ich followed by copper (Cupramine).
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Kurt,

I am surprised at your response...I did respond in the other forum on the temp thing...I cut it back, one of my fish looks like it has a secondary infection that someone reccommended prazipro for...and also we have a 55 gallon QT comming tomorrow...I have been taking your advise and not sure why you think I haven't. I just posted something new because there is a new question I had. I did read all the articles and appreciate them. My Coral Beauty has a powdery look to it, and its left eye is cloudy. My local Fish guy said to use prazipro..the instructions on the bottle were very vague and I wanted to know if anyone knew anything about it before I went ahead and screwed something up. My LFS doesn't open til noon and I was hoping to get a response before then if needed. I had a high nitrate build up and let the LFS run with changing my tank around. Now we have more issues building up. These guys are good, but not open 24 hrs like this forum...and now I feel that I probably shouldn't use this either. We have only been at this for a couple years, and yes I understand we are new, but being chided like a child doesn't help. I have been taking all your advise....lower temps....new QT tank...etc...
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PraziPro is a liquid concentrate of praziquantel (Droncit), an agent used to treat teleosts for cestodes and monogeneans. In other words, it is indeed a de-wormer. It will not combat cryptocaryon (ich), but it is always wise to de-worm your animals anyways. If you are not willing to spend the money on Chloroquine, the next best solution is hyposalinity (IMO) to eliminate ich followed by copper (Cupramine).

This is exactly what we are doing, will have the tank here tomorrow to start...thank you for your information and expertise.
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You are welcome and remember that medications should only be used in a quarantine tank, not your main tank. Happy dosing
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Kurt,

I am surprised at your response......but being chided like a child doesn't help. I have been taking all your advise....lower temps....new QT tank...etc...
Shannon,

Sorry you took my posting as treating you like a child, but please go back and reread your original post - I think you'll see why I responded the way I did...

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Has anyone had any experience with this chemical? I have been treating my tank with garlic and water changes every couple days, I had a mass break out of ich. My LFS reccommended this because the garlic and warmer temps aren't working. I treated it last night and hoped to see some improvements, but really didn't see any.
Maybe my reading comprehension is off, but it sure sounds like you're saying you're treating your tank with PraziPro for the ich. And you're doing that because warmer temps aren't working and your fish store recommended it.

Nowhere do I see any mention of secondary infection. Nowhere do I see any mention of gearing up to treat the ich by a method known to kill the stuff. I just see repeated mention of heat treatment. We can only offer advice here based on the words typed.

Sorry I made you feel like you shouldn't use this forum. I'd hate for you to feel like you shouldn't use this forum, so rest assured... you won't be hearing from me again! Good luck with everything.
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Kurt,

If you read my last post on the temp issue, you can see that I stated with the thermometers off....it is at 78...that is the temp I usually run at and also am at again. It was because of the web sites that you and Mike sent, that I did get the 55g QT going.

Mike, the 55g QT is up and running with prazipro, copper and hyposalinity. the fish made the transition well. The blue hippo is being her usual drama queen...but did end up eating dinner fine. Not exactly sure if we will skate without any casualties because since yesterday our puffer has been very sick. We will see how that goes.

The main tank is doing great!! In fact we moved some live rock around and low and behold we have a new bunch of brittle stars nestled in one of the rocks. Best we can count is 6 or more. We do have a brittle named Bully...I wasn't sure they could asexually reproduce...(well maybe the live rock already contained them but they look like our star) They decided tonight after the QT was set up that it was a good time to come out and say hello. I am posting pictures to my profile. The main tank looks different now with the rock moved and re-arranged. Thanks for your help.
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OK... going to go back on my word about not hearing from me...

But you don't want to do both copper AND hyposalinity. One or the other. Not both. If you use copper with hypo, you will more than likely kill the fish because it is not meant to be used at that low of salinity.
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