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Old 08-12-2008, 11:24 AM   #21
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quick cure does promote on the packaging that it does cure all he listed. i know it is a long shot. but that is straight from there package. If your saying it cant cure, your saying its false advertizement. someone should take care of that. so have fun doing so.
Interesting... nowhere did the original poster mention the name of the med "quick cure". Seems you have more info than us? And yes... I AM saying its false advertising, just like all the other "quick cures" out there for ich, etc. But there's no regulation on aquatic products, so folks can promise all they want! I'm not in the business of "tak[ing] care of that"... I'm just trying to help people not waste their money and help their fish get better. Companies have the right to make money - it's up to consumers to educate themselves.

And regarding education, Louise... malachite green does nothing for ich. Nothing. [Freshwater ich and Saltwater ich are two totally different parasites... just in case you're thinking they're the same.]

[Edit: Do some research on wetwebmedia.com regarding fish diseases. Regarding malachite green and saltwater aquariums, Bob Fenner has this to say...

So... is the use of Malachite Green "worth it"... That is, worth the risk of poisoning your livestock... A qualified "yes", particularly for freshwater and pond use... for fungused eggs for production facilities of these fishes, common ich and velvet problems... But not warranted IMO in marine applications... Just too dangerous IMO, easy to make mistakes with with seawater use. Better to stick with tried and true copper formulations that can be tested for, and have a bit wider efficacy.
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you always seem to refer to BOB FENNER ,IM NOT HERE TO ARGUE ,im trying to help my fish.When you have time read this other info [ maybe these webb sites are also wrong with itch, fungi, bacteral when using malachite green. Welcome to Pet University Pet Information Website! www.pets.warehouse.com [under baths, dips, water treatments I DONT KNOW EVERYTHING thats why im here , I also know that there have been so reports of saltwater fish dying using this stuff.......and other reports swaying the other way. louiseberry ]
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you always seem to refer to BOB FENNER ,IM NOT HERE TO ARGUE ,im trying to help my fish.
Well... I guess if you consider trying to point out that the information you're using is wrong, then yes - I guess I'm arguing. Again - I think you are confusing freshwater ich with saltwater ich.

I quote Bob Fenner because he's probably one of the more knowledgeable folks in the hobby, as opposed to anonymous articles on websites whose sole purpose is to sell you stuff.

You say you're interested in saving your fish, that you've been reading a lot trying to learn, and you realize you "don't know everything." That's good. But rejecting outright all the help people are trying to give you here is not helping you to learn one bit.

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im not confusing sw fw ich together. I was told to use this, and i was also told some people would disagree,plus i am not rejecting peoples help, infact i have learned quiet abit, in buying a blenny [onfo i got from here, among other things.... ] I have happened to of choosen a different route on this matter,good luck on suing half the fish industries ,and webb sites for their misleading info louiseberry p.s. the articles i have been reading and searching does not sell anything........but gives out charts methods, and info on saltwaterfish THEIR diseases, treatments, cures charts etc........
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If you've made you're decision then the topic would seem to be closed. Good luck
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I just read in Dieter Untergasser's Handbook of fish diseases, malachite green oxalate will kill ich, other skin protozoans, skin fungus and help to clear some skin conditions, page 127.
I'm not sure if that is the same as malachite green.
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