How long 'till the ich is gone??

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  1. DJISIS

    DJISIS Astrea Snail

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    My Coral Beauty looked great for the week he stayed at the LFS, and did great for 3 days in my display tank. Then yesterday showed signs of ich.. white spots on fins and body. He was still eating, but I quickly moived him to my QT tank with copper in it. How long should I keep him in there?? I t looks like the white spots are already gone. Please help, I don't want to put my other fish at risk, but I don't want to keep him in there lonmger than nessesary.
     
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  3. wjrg

    wjrg Astrea Snail

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    Hi, about 2 or 3 weeks in QT
     
  4. DJISIS

    DJISIS Astrea Snail

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  5. painkiller1009

    painkiller1009 Plankton

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    Never....
    I did a 2 month hypo on all my fish but still got it back in the display on my powder brown.
    Not any others just the powder brown, and I have other tangs!!
     
  6. {Nano}Reefer

    {Nano}Reefer Dragon Wrasse

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    powder browns are pretty prone, less than blues but they are fragile.
     
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    dark126 Astrea Snail

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    if you dont see any ich on her you can remove it there will be no risk :cheesy:
     
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  9. Reeron

    Reeron Blue Ringed Angel

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    Well, if it had ich, then you need to wait about 4 weeks. That's it's typical lifecycle. You can't rush the Quarantine.
     
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  10. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    I disagree completely. Just because there are no outward symptoms does not mean there is no risk. I would keep him under quarantine for three to four weeks to make sure that it does not pop back up. You want to make sure there is not any resistant strain or secondary bacterial infection to deal with.

    So I would do the treatment, get rid of the ich, do some antibiotic feedings to prevent opportunistic bacterial infection and keep the angel in quarantine for a month.

    Be careful with this one. It isn't exactly popeye.

    Peace.......John.
     
  11. DJISIS

    DJISIS Astrea Snail

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    Yeah, guess I'll keep her in there a full month.. she was in a copper tank for over a week at the LFS!! ... I'm going hypo salinity in the q.t., because I know that ich doesn't fare well in hypo.. but then I heard that if I'm trying to get the ich to 'pop' out.. I might want to make the conditions more acclimated to the ich's liking so that it will go through it's cycle uninterrupted so the copper can kill it all off!!.. Am I making ANY sense at ALL???!
     
  12. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    If you don't mind me asking, how far are you going to bring down the SG?

    Also, while you do this, you will want to watch the pH.