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    ich help

    Somehow my tank has developed ich. Nothing has been added to this tank in 2 months. I don't have a qt tank. Anything I can do that won't kill the corals? I always feed with garlic. I have lost 2 fish already.

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    You might want to try this http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pid=PPC-B-4138 I won some at reef ed I haven't used it but it might work

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    it dont work^^^. tried kick ich and ick attack nothing worked man if they are eating and doing fine just give them garlic and keep them happy, I wish thats what I would have done. I lost all my fish

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    Ur best bet is to have someone take ur corals and do hypo. Only hypo and copper are proven to work.


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    I would buy a small qt tank and leave the dt fishless for 7 weeks. That takes care of the tank for the future. Inverts will be fine in the dt because the ich won't attach to their to there skin.

    Then either hypo them with a chemical or drop the salinity way down and raise the temp while feeding garlic. When you put your fish into qt start off with very little flow to keep the fish moving on their own. After a couple days introduce a powerhead when their immune system starts to recover. Allowing them to swim aqainst the current will create an appetite which will help fight off the infection.

    If the dish look fine but are covered in spots rught now you can do a freshwater dip (rodi) for 30 seconds. This is not a guranteed method to stop the disease but I as well as many others have seen a large increase in fish that will make it.

    Last option is to drop your salinity down and turn the temp up in the dt. This will not be good for corals so you will still need a qt for them. This option will allow the fish to remain calm which will keep the disease from jumpstarting to the final stage of ich. However, leaving the fish in the tank will only allow the physical symptoms to go away. You will always have it in your water and the next fish you introduce may restart the whole series over again.

    Sorry fir all of my bad news. Keep in mind that all of these options have been trued by many people in this hobby and we all have our own little "this is what you should do's". If you stick to one of these three tou should have some/good luck.

    Keep us posted in what you decide. I have a hang on the back filter and a few extra heaters lying around if you need to borrow them.

    I have also tried kick ich with no luck. It goes straight to your skimmer and had little to no postitive effects on the fish.

    Good luck

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    I heard anything that cleans will work like cleaner shrimp, cleaner wrasse, cleaner gobies, crabs,.and more

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    Quote Originally Posted by tang keeper View Post
    I heard anything that cleans will work like cleaner shrimp, cleaner wrasse, cleaner gobies, crabs,.and more
    Not sure what this means

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    Quote Originally Posted by tang keeper View Post
    I heard anything that cleans will work like cleaner shrimp, cleaner wrasse, cleaner gobies, crabs,.and more
    They only eat the cyst caused by ich, not the actual ich.


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    Kio is right, only things that work are hypo and copper. First thread in this forum is a post with extensive articles on ich. Something has changed in your tank, causing the fish to show symptoms from the disease they are carrying.
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    I am at a loss. Just lost another fish this morning. I am setting up a qt and hope that will save the last 2 fish. Praying.

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    Hopefully that'll work. I have a 10g if u wanna borrow it. Whatever you do, don't add another fish for 6-8 weeks after you take out the last fish. Just let the inverts and corals be, they will be fine.


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    Should I do any water changes while the fish are in the qt?

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    Dang Chad, that bites.
    Is this your new 90g or the one you were going to break down?
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    yes, most QT are not cycled so ammonia/trite/trate build up quickly. Make sure you are close to same pH and temp as the tank water.
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    This is my small tank. I have never had a problem with ICH. It just all of a sudden showed up. I lost my kleins butterfly, an anthias and today a clownfish. All the other fish look like they have it, except the 2 chromis (go figure). The 90 I got is sitting in the garage. I guess a reason to start working on it.
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    Dang Chad, that bites.
    Is this your new 90g or the one you were going to break down?

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    Quick question. Does it have to be a fish tank? Can I use a tote as as a QT?

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    Yes u can. Just need a heater and filter.


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    Use some old water, mix in new, start hypo or copper. If u need a heater or hob filter, let me know.


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    Can I buy the hypo/copper at Seascape or something? Sorry so many questions, I have never been through this.

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    Not sure if seascape has the copper. Hypo is just lower specific gravity of salt mix.
    You can google the amount. I think it is 1.010 but DO NOT take that as gospel. I could be wrong.
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