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Old 10-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Kelekun View Post
hi, I got in my aquarium, ich (at least I think) and my three fishes (two clown fishes and one blue face fish) died in one week. I am a beginner but I got advised to use just once a "medicine" based on malachite green. I have only corals at the moment. They are fine and all other parameters are in the safe level.

Do you think it is enough to wait for a couple of weeks before to put other fishes inside?
I was told that by this treatment in one week everything should be ok to host new fishes

Thanks a lot for all advises you can give me on this

Agreed, leave the tank empty for at least 6 weeks. After that you will need to quarantine any new fish before it goes into your tank to prevent you from getting ich again even if there aren't any other fish in the display tank

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Old 10-06-2013, 01:51 PM   #12
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I had the same problem in my DT from adding a puffer. Took everyone out leaving only dry rock and sand. The fish I had were separated into two other tanks (couldn't fit all in one tank). Hypo salinity for all and copper treatment. Never did anything with the DT in case I want to add corals later. Left everyone out of the tank for two months. It was tough to be patient as I wanted the fish in my DT, but it would have caused me to do that over and over with the ich never going away. The fish have been back in the tank for a few months now, and have not had any problems since (knock on wood). All new fish go into a QT tank before adding. Never going through that again! Good luck!!

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Old 10-06-2013, 02:03 PM   #13
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your not suppose to do both copper and hypo its one or the other

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