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Old 03-23-2015, 08:22 AM   #1
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Tang with ich

New fish added Saturday. Did not qt.

Tank only month old.

Ph 8.
Ammonia 0
Nitrites 0
Nitrates 5
Sg .024

Ac110 filter. 2 power heads 1100 gph each, and a Bh2000 protein skimmer

80 lbs sand 80 lbs rock

2 chromis 2 clowns 1 damsel 1 go by 2 snails 3 hermits

So question pull the fish and treat him, or pull the rock and treat tank.

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Old 03-23-2015, 10:33 AM   #2
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If u got no corals. I will treat it
in the tank.

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Old 03-23-2015, 10:35 AM   #3
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Never is it a good idea to treat the display. Your sand houses bacteria and will hold any copper based meds just like the rock will. I would either just let it play itself out, or remove ALL fish and treat them all and leave the tank fallow.
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Mr x is right. I wont use any copper base, and they usually work very slow to ni success. Let it play out.

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If I let it run its corse in the dt what are the chance of success and no reoccurring out breaks. If it were u. What would u do.

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If I let it run its corse in the dt what are the chance of success and no reoccurring out breaks. If it were u. What would u do.

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Only way to guarantee the complete elimination is to pull the fish and treat them in a hospital tank, and leave the DT fallow for 10-12 weeks


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I figured you would say that. What are the chances of my hippo surviving. She's still eating and doesn't look to stressed. Should I try the hospital tank with copper? But my tank is still infected now correct? This am was the first I saw spots. Yesterday was more blemishes than spots.

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Still not much info on the system. With 80 lbs of rock and sand this is an 80 gallon system? Sounds like territorial stress and bullying causing disease in your tank.


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It is a 90 gallon tank. 80 lbs of sand and 80 lbs of rock. Here are two pictures. The pic of her was yesterday. This am is when I noticed the spots. She found a nice hidding spot where she can relax and appears to be buddy buddy with my damsel. I have not seen much billing. I have kept light off most of the time.

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The immune systems of fish are compromised when they are stressed. when the immune system is weakened, like in this case, parasites like these can take off.
As far as the chances of success, that's impossible to answer. I have seen fish completely recover from an Ich outbreak with no treatment whatsoever, and I've seen fish die from it.
If you are asking me what I would do, it would be to provide the most stress free environment I could and see what happens. I know this is not a popular choice, and even if it pulls through, it's no guarantee that Ich will not come back when something else happens, like perhaps a heater or ATO malfunction.
As stated, the only way to be sure is to remove all fish and treat them with hyposalinity or copper in the QT.
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