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  1. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    That's why I do the Prazi for the last two weeks. I've only ever had one tang, the Clown, but I always wonder how susceptible tangs are to internal parasites, because I see so many skinny ones. Anyway, it's good that he's eating well. Good luck!
     
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  3. Ryland

    Ryland Stylophora

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    Thanks
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just wanted to comment, with regard to the QT. Looks like you did an excellent job on setting it up. Karma for you.

    And the fish looks surprisingly good, I am sure you can see the tiny problems that we can not, but his color looks great and the eye clarity looks bright. Some what on the skinny side, but you sound like you are getting a handle on it.
     
  5. jessel518

    jessel518 Fire Worm

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    Sorry if this sounds funny but im new the saltwater keeping and dont know if it will work here or not. But I have had freshwater fish for many years prior and when I got one of those with ich I never bought medications for them. Slowly raise the temp of the water up to 84 or or 85. The temp is still livable to the fish but deadly to ich and interupts the life cycle and kills the free floating Ich. keep the water temp high for a few weeks and as the parisite falls off of the fish there will be no new ones to find the fish.
     
  6. Ryland

    Ryland Stylophora

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    Thank you Madam. I have declared war on this ich. I will not allow it to win. As I posted earlier his coloring came back a few hours after dosing with copper. Dunno why. He is still active and eats well. Today I cannot find any spots on him. Dunno why again. But the copper will be maintained for the next 3-4 weeks this time.
     
  7. Ryland

    Ryland Stylophora

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    Yes raising the temps in freshwater will kill ich. However, in saltwater raising the temps results in the ich laughing at you, giving you the finger, and then they come charging in ten fold over their last numbers. Temp does not matter here.