Angel fish and ich

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by mejean1978, Oct 14, 2010.

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  1. mejean1978

    mejean1978 Plankton

    May 15, 2009
    campbellsville, ky
    we just got an angel fish and durning the day the ich tends to clear up, but at night when we turn the lights out the ich comes back full force. What could be causing this? Is this normal for Angels? He has his own hiding place, and we use a black light before we turn the light off completly and then turn the light off. Any help we appercaite
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  3. ReefBruh

    ReefBruh Giant Squid

    Jul 11, 2010
    Clearwater, FL
    Something about the black light isn't good for the fish. I cant remember what but definitely not good. Plus a black light shows everything so the ich is either always there or not.
  4. vinny147

    vinny147 Bristle Worm

    Jun 3, 2010
    From what ive experienced, angelfish always get ich. I have heard of tons of people having problems with angel fish and ich. Use some seachem metronidazole (I used it and it didnt hurt my inverts) and soak his food in some garlic guard and vitality. He will be fine in a week or so. It worked great for me!
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    jcrewhunk Plankton

    Feb 13, 2011
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  6. chonchboy5

    chonchboy5 Astrea Snail

    Nov 16, 2010
    Kingsville Ontario
    having a problem of my own with a flame angel. ive been treating with copper sulfate and it seems to be helping or at least keeping it from getting worse. Had problems in the past and lost some fish and basicly started over with fish. the copper is no good for reef tanks an i dont recomend it in any display because it can mess with your nitrogen cycle.
  7. Weir_Head

    Weir_Head Skunk Shrimp

    Jan 22, 2011
    I too have a problem with my flame angel...
    It's crazy how like 95% of angels/tangs get ich it seems.

    The thing with my Angel (1 week), it eats everything. So that's a good sign right?
    I've been soaking all the food in garlic.

    Is it possible that the Angels just kick the ich on their own?