Originally Posted by CaptainAhab
Short answer is you probably can't. You can try raising the temp to 88-89 but that just helps the ich move quicker through it's lifecycle. You could hypo the main I guess but that will be tons of work. If you can't QT them you are in for a long tough road.
Your inverts won't survive cooper nor hypo (maybe). Dipping would possibly help the fish but the display remains infected. You should QT all the fish and treat in the QT and leave the display without fish (fallow) for 4 weeks? (I forget the timeframe offhand).
Qt-ing before putting fish in the display is the recommended way to avoid where you're at now.
If i Hypo the main, do i have to make the drastic change in salinity right away or can i do it slowly. Reason i am asking is because i have to wait for my RO
water to be produced. Also if i do do a drastic change will my fish survive it? And my PH in the Display is 8.2, but my ro
water is 7.4, do i buy something from the LFS
to raise it to match my display?