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    ich treatment for corals?

    Interesting thought.

    Your frag tank (Think as a vendor or store) had fish that caught ich...you remove the fish but its already in the water.....

    What treatments would work?



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    I wouldn't treat it. Just let it be fallow for x amount of time

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    I'm thinking for immediate relief. Remember, think as a vendor and its your sale tank. You don't want to send corals out with tainted ich water

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    Would the medication in coral dips be enough to kill any that may be on the corals? Fresh water dip

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    maybe a fresh water dip??

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    Do some research on h2O2, iodine, methlyne blue (sp?)and Bayer as dips

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    Yeah I'm,on my,phone out and about right now.

    Posted this as a discussion topic.

    Everyone has researched different dips for pests but I haven't found anything for ich and corals.

    Thought it would be an interesting conversation piece.

    Someone is bound to have links or Knowledge on this with all the coral vendors out there.



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    Would Paraguard work?
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    Dunno. Still looking for something

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    I would think that a vendor would not take the risk of damaging their reputation by tainting a ton of fish and still sending an order out the door. Im sure it has happened but..

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    Fish no, is hope not. Talking about corals.

    Perhaps question should've been worded as such....

    You get a cor from someone you find out or know has ich in that system...

    How do yo u treat that coral...without it sitting 8 weeks alone..

    We know Bayer is good for certain pests on corals...

    We know hypo is effective when done at least 28 days in fish,

    Has anyone ever looked at an effective ich eradication that's safe on coral?

    Is Bayer effective on it?
    Would lugols do anything?

    I assume paraguard would work on free swimming like it does when fish only, seachem doesn't recommend with corals. I've done it as precaution with only a handful of corals with the fish system but it's always minimal amounts. What would full strength full time do to them? Who knows. Might be an expensive experiment?

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    Thoughts these posts?

    They're old, but point of this thread was to spark discussion. One can never NOT keep learning in this hobby and people are always trying new approaches and techniques.

    http://www.3reef.com/forums/coral/ca...l#.UzfF_YHnbcd

    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2005362

    Perhaps this guy's question should've been the discussion topic initial post lol

    http://www.carolinafishtalk.com/foru...h-what-do.html

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    I understood but maybe chose my words incorrectly. Not sure. I have thought about it in the past. I never add any water from any system into my system. I qt my fish and my corals. I never transfer coral water. I always remove my corals from the bag/pee cup, dip in iodine/my tanks water, redip in another container of my water, before I put them into there qt. My corals sit in the qt for about a week while I check them constantly.

    I am unaware of itch sticking to corals directly.

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    More in off chance an encrusted cyst is in it somewhere.

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    Theoretical speaking, since the cyst doesn't attach to the coral directly, it should rinse off during consecutive dips.

    I know im not answering your medication questions. Sorry

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    Bum. Lol

    Someone's willing to, or has already tried something like a double shot of excedrin or robatussin to see what it will kill (besides everything in a tank..but not the point) pest or disease wise. I want to know everything and am curious as to what people know..

    As a wise man once said-or something I'm about say, whichever shoe fits...

    "He who tries to learn nothing or refuses to find answers to something he is doing , shouldn't do what it is he is doing!"

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    I mean would you have believed what vodka does for your tank if someone hadn't shown you proof of some sort?

    And who takes liquor and scientifically abuses it by giving it to fish ll

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    I hear yah

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    Only cuz I said liquor...what what

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    Take corals out. Place on floor. Stomp on corals (technically they're more or less bugs we are trying to kill and a boot to the head generally works). Return destroyed specimen to frag tank.

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