Ich outbreak, Hypo started

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by fhabercrombie, Oct 19, 2010.

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  1. fhabercrombie

    fhabercrombie Fire Shrimp

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    I think i read somewhere that it takes close to a year, for ICH to die out in a tank of fish that have obtained an immunity to it. But everytime you add new fish to the tank, it can cause an outbreak.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    @mazaj

    http://www.3reef.com/forums/diseases/while-treating-ich-i-have-amonia-spike-96837.html

    This is what happened when you lowered the SG far too quickly and over shoot the target SG and used a hydrometer rather than the advised refractometer.

    Advising people to do nothing really?::)
     
  4. mazaj

    mazaj Feather Duster

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    Corailline i followed the post you quoted by the following:
    each time somebody talks about ich there is some1 advising not to do anything except feeding well and use garlic. i simply followed that and seems worked for me.
    btw i did not drop salinity fast it took me 5 days to get to target salinity, all reading that i did say that target salinity should be 1.008 to 1.009 and i did use a hydrometer, my mistake but stuff started dying at much higher salinity. when i crossed the 1.015 the tank start going down the hill.
     
  5. EvoCorals

    EvoCorals Plankton

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    Do you have a UV? I would highly suggest getting one and running water slowly through it. Ich takes long exposures to be killed in the UV