Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-02-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 24
ICH in Saltwater

I noticed my hipo tang started rubbing himself on some shells and noticed the white spots on him. I turned up the heat, but im curious on how I can heal these fish with no quarntine tank. Will the heat help cure the ich or should I put in medications

dandabradford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
SaltwaterNuB's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rocklin, ca
Posts: 791
There are a lot of good threads on here regarding your question. We need to know more about your tank? Reef, inverts....

SaltwaterNuB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 11:59 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
TheTodd's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 3,110
No, heat basically does nothing for saltwater Ich, except to maybe speed its life cycle up and help it multiply. Copper or Hyposalinity in a QT are the only two methods to cure Ich. Adding garlic supplement to food helps the immune system, but is not a cure. Pair that with leaving your DT fallow for 6 weeks and you are Ich-free. Do anything other than that and you are not and it can (and usually will) come back. Doing those in a DT is not a good idea.

Tangs are very prone to Ich. Tangs in small tanks (less than 6 ft for most) tend to get stressed, which lowers immunity, which increases the possibility of getting stuff like this.

Read up on Ich. It's important to understand the life cycle, what works, or doesn't, and why. There are lots of great articles online. Don't be fooled, like many are, when the spots disappear. That is part of the life cycle, not a miraculous recovery. If nothing is done to irradicate Ich, it lives and multiplies.
TheTodd is offline   Reply With Quote

ich, salt, saltwater

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

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.