HELP...ich in my tank

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  1. HayNZ

    HayNZ Astrea Snail

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    Thanks so much everyone. I am picking up a tank to set up as a quarantine tank in a few hours then I will need to go about sorting out catching all my fish. I think the best long term solution is going to be to put them all in a quarantine tank for 6 - 12 weeks and treat them with medication and starve the ich out of my reef tank.

    Wish me luck and any pointers are very welcome :)
     
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  3. nicodim55

    nicodim55 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    It also depends on the fish's immune system. If its strong it will fight off the ich I have 7 year old yellow tang and ocassionally it will have white spots then it goes away. If yours eats normal and still has an appetite you have a good chance it will fight off the ich. Good luck with him:)
     
  4. sandy

    sandy Bristle Worm

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    good luck man as you need it, as when my blue tang got ich she infected my clown also later which was full cover with white shot tried Paraguard but no use they i started adding garlic in mysis shrimp and in two weeks all were perfectly fine.
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Because that is roughly the time you can see the parasite on the surface of the fish. The parasite then falls to the substrate and is no longer visible to the naked eye but still present.
     
  6. sandy

    sandy Bristle Worm

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    might be parasite would be on my sand and rock but after that i didn't got any ich issue in my tank ;)

    i think this parasite got afraid to mess with my fishes now. :p
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    The parasite is opportunistic, trust me should your tank experience a decline in water quality or a particular fish become stressed you will most likely see another out break. Stress leads to outbreaks, it can be acclimation stress, nutritional deficiency stress, aggression....

    It's very common for hobbyist to think the parasite is gone especially around the two week mark. The parasite is simply going through it's life cycle and the fish are better able to combat infection.

    Paragaurd contains malachite green which has not been shown to be a definitive treatment for marine ich.

    You may have bad arse fish though. :p:eek:
     
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  9. sandy

    sandy Bristle Worm

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    :D:D:D:D:D:D

    my lfs suggested me paraguard but it was a waste of money. and ya that true you remove ich completely from the tank, but you can control them, by not to stress you fish, give them different diet and dont add fish without quarantine it.

    sorry to hijack this topic but do coral also carry ich on them.
     
  10. HayNZ

    HayNZ Astrea Snail

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    Hijack away, I'm learning from every post :)
     
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    nicodim55 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    As far as I know they don't
     
  12. sandy

    sandy Bristle Worm

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    but why any reason if they can be on sand and rock why they cant live on coral or their base rock.