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Old 12-13-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Treating ich and having Inverts

I notice Ich on a couple of my fish. I am going to start my treatment this evening, using cupramine and removing my carbon. I have a conch and a couple stars. Will they be ok?
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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NO!

They will not be ok, take them out of the tank.

Seachem. Cupramine

It says to remove invertebrates, so I would not recommend using it with your conch or stars in the tank.

I have not used this stuff, but I am going off what the website says.

Also here is an old thread!! This I hope helps.

Treating for ick and have inverts.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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set up a QT tank, and move all fish into the QT, treat that QT. And turn up the heat in your main tank a bit to increase the cycle of the ich so they will die off when no host for them to complete their reproduction
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
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Take the cuc out? I do have a 8 gallon qt that I can put them into. I do not have it set up. I can do this very easily. I'll buy salt water and a couple live rocks from my lfs. Will this work?
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:51 PM   #5
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Oyf- I only have a 8g qt. This fish with ich are a puffer, trigger, tang, and butterly. Won't that be way too many fish for that size qt?
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:53 PM   #6
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Also thanks baron!
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:12 PM   #7
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Too much bioload for an 8 gallon.

Need to treat in a QT tank of adequate size. About 5 gallons per inch of fish if I remember correctly. Never use a copper treatment in a display tank. You will never fully remove all the copper from the tank and it will no longer be safe for inverts.

Let me see if I can find a link for some more info on ich treatment for you.
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I found the links I remembered:

Ich treatment - Hyposalinity Treatment for Ich

Understanding Marine Ich - Marine Ich

Hope these help!
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First off you need at least a 29 gallon tank for those fish. second no need to turn up heat thats a treatment for freshwater fish. Don't treat in the main tank it will kill the inverts, leave it without fish for six weeks and the ich will die off without a host fish. Cupramine works great just follow the directions you will also need a test kit that tests for free or ionic copper seachem's or api kits will work. If you don't have alot of experience I wouldn't try to do hypo plus you'll need a refractometer which will cost you around 50 or 60 bucks and you need to drop your salinity to 1.009 this also can not be done in your main tank. Good luck with whichever way you go.
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Remember too if you add live rock to your QT (which I would skip and just use PVC pipe or such if i were you) that the copper will stay in that live rock and render it unusable in your DT later.
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