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Old 09-12-2013, 11:23 PM   #1
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Tang with Ich

How do I get rid of the ich and is there a fish tht eats it?
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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How do I get rid of the ich and is there a fish tht eats it?
Sorry no parasite eating fish will act as a remedy for ich. A neon goby or a cleaner wrasse do eat parasites but based on my online research they only act as "preventative" rather than "remedial" agents in the symbiosis. As such you might need to QT your tang if its a severe case. Sorry about your fish.
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Fish can't eat the parasite because it is under the fishes skin. You need to put the fish in a qt and either treat it with copper or hyposalinity do not do either of these in your main tank they will kill any inverts you may have. You'll also have to leave your main tank fishless for 4 to 6 weeks to kill off any parasites that may have fallen off.
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Edward I have just posted a thread on this subject in the FOWLR section.
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How do I get rid of the ich and is there a fish tht eats it?
Soak food like brine shrimp in garlic. Thats always worked for me. Ich is there a lot of the time but a fishes health determines whet her it can attatch itself.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:29 PM   #6
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Soaking food in garlic will not rid your tank of ich. It will always be there unless you take the necessary measures to eliminate it
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Agreed that you need to eliminate it in the DT or it will always be there. You can have healthy fish that can sometimes fight it off, but add stress to the equation and it will likely pop up again.
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