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Old 02-03-2014, 08:26 AM   #11
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Everything you need to know about treating and controlling ich.

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:08 AM   #12
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yeah man, always QT your fish. it will save you so much trouble later down the road, especially when it comes to saltwater/reef aquarium.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:11 AM   #13
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Thanks a lot I'm qt it in my son 20 gall fowlr that has no fish in it and I'm going to buy another 20 just for QTing but thanks a lot for the advice!!!!!
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I also did a freshwater dip for 2 minutes and that clear just about all the spots off its body!!
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I also did a freshwater dip for 2 minutes and that clear just about all the spots off its body!!
A fresh water dip is very stressful and should be a last resort. It can save a fishes life though.

It will likely get ich again soon.
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Also remember that there are cysts of the parasite on the surfaces of the aquarium that the freshwater dip didn't do anything to. Don't be fooled by what might look like a current lack of spots on the fish.
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I also did a freshwater dip for 2 minutes and that clear just about all the spots off its body!!
But this is only one of the life stages of Ich. There is most likely more living in the sandbed of your tank and will get back on your fish once it returns to the tank.
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But this is only one of the life stages of Ich. There is most likely more living in the sandbed of your tank and will get back on your fish once it returns to the tank.

I qt the fish in a 20 gallon and I'm leaving it in there and I'm treating my main display now to get rid of the ick
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How are you "treating" your display? Nothing other than leaving it fallow is needed.
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How are you "treating" your display? Nothing other than leaving it fallow is needed.

I'm using ick away but a friend just told me to turn the heat up and leave it alone as if it was a Freshwater.
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