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Old 06-21-2006, 12:13 AM   #1
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I have been treating my tank for over 4 weeks. They will not go away. I have a brand new tank and NO FISH. I am currently using rid-ick. Any suggestions??
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:23 AM   #2
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If you have no fish then how do you have parasites? If its been empty for this long then you don't have any parasites. You also may have made it impossible to keep any inverts in that tank if you treated with copper. What is in Rid-ick?
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Here is a description of it:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113016

Like scottm said, if you used this product in your main, you might not be able to add any inverts, as the chemicals in this product will seep into your LR/substrate/filter media and such.

I have to agree, again with scottm, what kind of parasites are in your tank? Can you get a pic. I have a feeling you might be seeing pods, which are good.
How long has your tank been up and running? What do you have in there now? Do you have a test kit?
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I have to agree, again with scottm, what kind of parasites are in your tank? Can you get a pic. I have a feeling you might be seeing pods, which are good.
lol, i agree with scottm too XD
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Here is a description of it:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113016

Like scottm said, if you used this product in your main, you might not be able to add any inverts, as the chemicals in this product will seep into your LR/substrate/filter media and such.

I have to agree, again with scottm, what kind of parasites are in your tank? Can you get a pic. I have a feeling you might be seeing pods, which are good.
How long has your tank been up and running? What do you have in there now? Do you have a test kit?
I cycled my tank with damsels. After the cycle I purchased 5 fish. The type is probably irrelevent. I noticed tiny little specs moving around in my tank. Shortly after my fish started acting funny and died. My fish guy came over and said I had parasites. Also, I returned 2 fish to him before they died. He fresh water dipped them but they still died. The damsels I returned to him infected his whole system. He reccomended melefix. It didnt work. We then went to rid-ick. It still did not get rid of all the little creepies. I really dont want to drain and re-do my whole tank. It is 250 gallons. I will if I have to. That is why I am asking here. Help help help.
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Hmm. I'd have to agree it sounds like pods. Ick you wouldn't see free swimming. The attached link may help.
I think what you are seeing are either amphipods and/or copepods, both of which are beneficial to your system. Look at figures 2 and 5 in the link. If not, then as stated, a picture would be needed to help identify what you have.

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-08/rs/index.php

Your fish could have died for lots of reason associated with cycling a new tank with fish.
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I have to agree, again with scottm, what kind of parasites are in your tank? Can you get a pic. I have a feeling you might be seeing pods, which are good.
lol, i agree with scottm too XD
I dont think its very funny. All my fish died and it didnt look very pleasant. How about a little compassion for a new fish owner.
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I am with the guys i dont think its ICH, you cant see it i reckon its PODS.
either way if it is ich it needs a fish to host it and if not it will die by itself so stop treating it.
Just DONT add any fish for 8 weeks and you will be ich less.
Also hopefully for your sake that the product you brought dosnt have copper as said if it does you cant add inverts, they will die otherwise.
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good news, only has formalin and malachite green in it. No copper. you are safe from that.
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I dont think its very funny. All my fish died and it didnt look very pleasant. How about a little compassion for a new fish owner.
:O sry, u didn't say anything about having any fish in the tank yet. I wasn't laughing at ur problem but i was laughiing cuz when i first saw those "specs" that ur seeing, i thought they were bad too.

I agree with others that what ur seeing are pods (copepods). Google it for urself. It's really weird how ur "fish guy" attempted to treat those specs with rid ick. It sounds like he doesn't know what he is doing cuz he suggested u to "try" 2 different medications in a newly cycled tank.
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