Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-02-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 74
Whats the best way to treat ICH!!

I have clownfishes that have ich right now and honestly I just want to cry because I am looking the BEST way to treat this ich?

what are also some great ways to treat ich preventative?


MUCH APPRECIATED!
__________________

__________________
mr.sneakysnacky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
I am currently battling ich also, I know how you feel.
There are two ways that people treat for ich, dosing copper, or using the hypo salinity method. For the copper method, you will need a copper test kit, and be careful not to overdose. I hear the best way is to use the hypo method. In order to execute the hypo method, you will need to lower the salinity slightly over a set period of time.

Best of luck to you!
__________________

__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 09:10 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 74
Red sea thank you so much for responding back! Honestly it really makes me sad to see these fish sick. its like my own babies are sick hahaha but...

Copper method? I have heard of this but I have no idea how to do it.

For the Hypo method, is that something I can do by just changing the salinity? is that all or is there more to it?

So far I am looking at the Garlic method. Where I crush up fresh garlic and mix it with my the fish food.

I'm also looking into some products such as:

- Hikari Prazipro
- Selcon
- Garlic extreme

any comment on this? or what I am doing?
__________________
mr.sneakysnacky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 09:16 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Here is an in-depth article on hypo.

Treating Marine Ich with Hypo-Salinity
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 11:17 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 74
Thank you so much redsea!
__________________
mr.sneakysnacky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 01:01 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
huma-huma's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: washington Pa
Posts: 5,257
Speaking from experience, go the hypo route. Yes it takes about 6-8 weeks to completely rid your tank of ich but its well worth it. Chems are just bad news. Not to mention using copper is the equivalent of dropping a nuclear bomb on your inverts... hypo all the way
__________________
my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
huma-huma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 02:58 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 74
so I am just a little confused, Do I need a seperate tank in order for this to work? so I get the idea that you want to keep the ph the same but I want to lower the salinity by 0.002 everyday until I hit 0.009 correct?
__________________
mr.sneakysnacky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 04:10 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
huma-huma's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: washington Pa
Posts: 5,257
You want to place the fish into a spare tank and hypo it...leaving your display tank empty for 6-8 weeks. Ich is a parasite so without a host it'll die
__________________
my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
huma-huma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 05:03 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 74
gotchya. So what if I am trying to get these fishes into a bigger tank per say... How would that go about? cause I am going from a 10 gallon tank to a 29 gallon tank
__________________
mr.sneakysnacky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 07:34 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,142
your slowly moving into zacheyp territory...
__________________

__________________
95 Gallon reef system
Hinds04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eat, ich

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Male GBR Sick, Euthanize or treat? h2oskierc Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 9 09-02-2011 09:11 PM
To Treat or Not To Treat?? MyameeGirl Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 0 08-10-2011 04:09 PM
Best way to treat ich with inverts? Kshupe Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 48 08-04-2011 01:31 PM
Angelfish has velvet (I think) what to do about removing the filter to treat LeAnne Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 08-03-2011 12:07 AM
special treat for my fish bethc418 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10 07-13-2011 11:28 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.