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Old 01-17-2013, 04:05 PM   #11
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Yes...if you start off with nothing in there and everything is QT'd, then your odds of it sneaking in are almost zero. Do it any other way and you are gambling. Adding Tangs increases your chances since they are so susceptible to it in the first place.

I did not understand the question about "does it have to be in the water?" Ich is only there if it is introduced through an infected fish or by adding contaminated water, sand, rock, etc.
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I mean if you were treating a fish in QT with copper would it kill it on the fish or only in the water (free floating stage). How do you get the ick parasite out of the fish an into the free floating stage? Time?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:11 PM   #13
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For that I believe you would need to QT every fish for 6 weeks in treatment. Difficult if you don't have a big enough QT.

The idea is if you prevent it happening in the first place you should be fine. Not 100% but much better than risking it. A lot of people risk it and I'm one if them. I do however have a 70 litre QT ready if I need it with treatment at hand.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:26 PM   #14
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In QT, the copper or hypo salinity will kill it wherever it is.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #15
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Just got my powder brown tang and he is in QT thanks guys!
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #16
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Hopefully you've got a large enough tank...don't recall hearing how big it was. There can be problems outside of Ich with Tangs in "too small" tanks".
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:41 PM   #17
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75 gallons and then will be going to my friends 120 gallon.
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