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Old 02-28-2007, 10:29 AM   #11
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thanks. ive been readin on it all morning, lol. guess what im doin at lunch, lol....
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I've done some reading on it and different places say different things. I believe 8 weeks is a good way to make sure they are gone.
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http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-08/sp/index.php

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

These are two good articles that talk about the life stages of the parasite. Best articles I`ve read on ick. As a matter of fact the author is a member here.
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those are some great links. thanks.

i guess its all a matter of what you believe about the parasite. some think that it can stay dormant for months and will always be in the tank. so goin falllow wont neccasarily work. i think it will. its been a proven method of treatment for years now, so im with that.

i was able to catch the clown (i tricked him, lol) on my lunch break and put him in the hospital tank, however the firefish is not as easily tricked. i even tried to trcik him with food, lets just say he got the food, but i did not get him... guess after work ill be trying againa dn tearing the tank up to get him if i have too. stupid non qt-ing me....
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i guess its all a matter of what you believe about the parasite.
Sorry, I dont agree with what you are saying here. It really does not matter what we believe. The facts are the facts. The parasite must have a fish host. If your tank was fishless for eight weeks then that would be enough to break the cycle of the parasite.
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i believe that too, thats why i said ill do whats been proven time and time again, but in my reading, ive found that some ppl think that the parasite is in the tank and can remain in the tank dormant for months at a time. i guess its their explanation that after months of "treating" that it still comes back. i think that they just didnt treat correctly, or introduced it somehow.
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i think that they just didnt treat correctly, or introduced it somehow.
I think this is a fair assessment. I hope all goes well for you.
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i cant get the clown to eat. he hasnt eaten anything since ive had him. ive tried formula one, mysis shrimp, squid. he has tried too, took some but spit it out. ive got selcon and garlic extreme on the food. any suggestions??
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Maybe try it without the selcon and garlic. At this point, you just want it to eat. I know it took my clown a while to warm up to eating it's mysis with selcon/garlic. And even now, it still turns up its nose depending on its mood, it seems.

edit: Have you tried Prime Reef flakes? I rotate between mysis, formula 1 pellets, and prime reef flakes and he seems to gobble up the prime reef like it's going out of style. Doesn't sound good though - seems like if things won't eat mysis, something is up.
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Are you seeing any outward signs on the clown?
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