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Old 01-05-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Spots on my hippo tang? Fresh water bath?

I got some pictures of my tangs that have some spots on them. Difficult to see, but each ones has about 4-5 on either side. 3+ weeks ago each had just 1 or 2 spots.

Any ideas on what I should do? They seem to be scratching themselves on rocks and stuff on occasion as well

Thoughts?
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It sure does sound like ich. I`m not a fan of FW dips. Never seen it do any good. There are some that have but not me.

Also moving this to the sick fish forum.
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Any suggestions then? I really don't want to see this fish get sick(er). The tank has corals, so I can't put in any chemicals.

Any ideas for treating it in a QT?
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I have some good links on ich but they wont come up. I`ll post them soon as they come up. Check the threads on the sick fish forum and you`ll see them.
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http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-08/sp/index.php

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...ture/index.php

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...ture/index.php

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Old 01-11-2010, 02:30 AM   #6
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i use garlic guard with my fish food, and my tang immediately loose the ick, i think u should try it
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Be careful, the ich may have 'dropped off' the fish. Because ich is a parasite it has a life cycle and every 3-5 days the white spots on your fish will go. This means the ich has dropped off. A day later if the ich hasn't been cured it will return. Just be careful that this isn't what happened before you say 'Yay the ich is gone!'
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Garlic does not kill the parasite. After the parasite falls off they go to the substrate where over 200 tomites come from each one. Read this as far as garlic.

Garlic: What has been Studied Versus What has been Claimed by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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Garlic does not kill the parasite. After the parasite falls off they go to the substrate where over 200 tomites come from each one. Read this as far as garlic.

Garlic: What has been Studied Versus What has been Claimed by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
OMG, now i know, sorry for giving a false advice.
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Dont worry about it. There is a misconception out there about garlic that it is a cure all. The only thing I agree about it is that I do believe it will help with the immune system of a fish. This of course is IMO.
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