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Old 06-06-2006, 12:22 AM   #1
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ridded ICK or have i?

ok guys i finally got all the ick of my blue tang and it is not on any of my other fish (chromies and cleaner wrasse) which is great i have been ick free for 4 days. I was and still treating with a reef safe product (myzine) and it seems to have done the trick.
the question i have is I know you are suppose to leave the the tank fishless for 8 weeks which would indicate that the parasite is gone. But i also know that it needs a fish to host it, within a short time frame. Being that this hasnt happened in the last 4 days does this mean that they are dead???

i dont wanna put fish in for a good 8 weeks anyways i just want to know this ordeal is over.
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In my experience none of the "snake oil" ich cured have ever worked for me.. you've got to break its lifecycle by going fallow for 8 weeks.
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I thought this too unless somehow they have all have great immune systems? I do give garlic just to add. But this alone will not do anything for the ICH.
I also have been doing so much reading on reef safe cures it seems as though alot of people have had sucsess with these methods - NO-ICh marine is one that has alot of documentation about it from people in this and other forums. so i think it could be possible.

Hopefully the guys can stay without ich for another 8 weeks (not all that confident), i will keep treatment up just in case it is working.
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In my experience none of the "snake oil" ich cured have ever worked for me.. you've got to break its lifecycle by going fallow for 8 weeks.
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easier said then done.

so far 1.5 weeks no ich
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