Tang in QT treat for ich without seeing ich?

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  1. Mobalized

    Mobalized Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    With a new tang in QT which I am unable to see ich on (because of the color of the fish it is very difficult) I havent seen any ich present its self and plan to continue to watch but if I do not see any should I still give a short copper treatment prior to going into DT? The color of the fish makes me think I will miss the ich if it does present its self.
     
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  3. NanoMano

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    Well I havent actually ever treated with copper in my experience. I have used Hypo salinity, as well as herbtana, on separate occasions with 100% success! So Your already taking a good step as its best to QT all new fish to avoid any future problems. I would try hypo salinity or hertana microbe lift first, either one, and watch the fish for about 4-6 weeks, thats usually best IMO
     
  4. Corailline

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    I would not treat with copper unless you are going to do a full on treatment.

    Parasites issue rarely respond to partial treatments. It's really not an issue of some is better than nothing when it comes to copper.

    I imagine your display has the parasite present as do most displays so I can not see the advantage, unless you are introducing the tang into a system you are sure is completely free of the parasite.

    QT seems appropriate if you have the means as you do.

    Good Luck.
     
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    I treat all the "ich magnet" tangs (ie: blues, powders, achilles, etc) that come into our showroom with a much milder med than copper. Praziquentel and metronidazole work wonders without stressing out the fish like copper can.
     
  6. Mobalized

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    The DT that the fish is going into is currently fallow so yes I am sure the tank will not have the parasite present beyond a reasonable doubt. And I do suppose my term short treatment was not correct but just trying to establish whether I should be treating for ich whether it is seen or not. I will be treating with prazipro either way for other parasites
     
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    Its always good to treat, rather be safe the sorry!
     
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  9. Mobalized

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