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Old 11-07-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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Ich & Inverts

I've read a ton on ich and the effects on fish, treatments, etc... But in my reading, one thing was never fully clarified: can ich effect or attack inverts and live rock? I know copper treatments and salinity drops to rid ich can kill the inverts and rock, but if you leave a tank fish-less for 8 weeks to rid the parasite, won't it just lay around on the crabs, snails, and life on rocks?

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the parasite needs a host fish, if you break the lifecycle by removing the host organism, the ich dies out.
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I agree with Hara. Go fallow for 8 weeks and without a FISH host, the ich will starve.
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