Got Ich .

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by btcole333, Dec 20, 2010.

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    The fact that is takes 10 days is interesting, right about the time line that ich naturally drops off hmmmm.
     
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  3. btcole333

    btcole333 Feather Duster

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    Did it kill any of your snails ?
     
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    nicodim55 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I don't think there is such a thing as "treatment for ich" it is up to the fish's immune system to fight it off. Like I said before, ich will always be present in a tank. Parasites are generally present on most fish at very low levels at all times.

    The fish controls these by how strong their immune system is. If their immune system is weak parasites increase in numbers and that's when it's too late for the fish to fight them off.

    All I'm saying is that it worked for me. Early detection is the key for herbtana to work. If your fish is fully covered with it, breathing hard, dashing, hiding then I think it's safe to say that the fish will not survive. What have you got to lose?
     
  5. btcole333

    btcole333 Feather Duster

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    I know there are a few ways to get rid of it but that would kill my corals and live rock. I am just trying to not have to get a QT . I am getting one at the end of the month. I am new to Salt Water so any info anybody can give me would be great.
     
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    btcole333 Feather Duster

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    Nothing to lose . That is why I am trying it. Hopefully it works as good for me as it did for you .
     
  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    So you are saying that copper and formalin and hyposalinity do not kill it? Killing is treatment.

    Please provide the research, that is all I ask regarding the effectiveness of this product and not research that was created by those that sell the product.

    By all means try it but know it's limitations.
     
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  9. nicodim55

    nicodim55 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    What ever works, everyone in this hobby have their own way. I am merely suggesting other options.
     
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    nicodim55 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    So are you saying that by using copper, formalin, hyposalinity that you are absolutely 100% that you've killed all the ich?
     
  11. nicodim55

    nicodim55 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    That's all I'm saying just try it, Didn't mean to start a debate on this issue. I guess ich is a touchy subject. I apologize if I have offended anyone in this forum.
     
  12. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I know that it is a hot/touch topic and I mean no disrepect. There is a vast amount of research that proves Marine Ich is indeed erradicated by the appropriate levels of copper or formalin or hyposalinity, never use any in combination.

    When peope like Eric Bormen state " There is no other treatment that you can add to a tank, NONE" I tend to listen. And he is only one of many experts. The research is easily available and really needs to be reviewed when considering treatment options.