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 Helfrichi and goby have ick.

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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Helfrichi and goby have ick.   Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:03 pm

Two of my fish came down with ich. I recently removed liverock from the tank to put into my other one. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it?

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Iceelover



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PostSubject: Re: Helfrichi and goby have ick.   Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:12 pm

There's a medication for it if you dont have inverts in there (like corals or snails). I've also heard dropping the salinity to about 15 could help, and I know raising the temp of the tank will quicken the life cycle. I've also heard fish could build up a resistance to them if infected multiple times.
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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: Helfrichi and goby have ick.   Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:18 pm

Thanks, It's looking like I'd have to setup a QT tank regardless since I have LR, sand, inverts, and corals in the tank.

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PostSubject: Re: Helfrichi and goby have ick.   Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:57 pm

Yeah, QT them and copper/medication.

Also, I've read garlic and Vitamin C can boost their immune systems and help the fish fight it off.

Sorry about your fish. Sad Good luck!

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PostSubject: Re: Helfrichi and goby have ick.   Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:16 pm

Do a hypo-salinity dip.
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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: Helfrichi and goby have ick.   Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:39 pm

I was going to do a hypo-QT tank, but was headed out to hillsborough ave, so I gave them to Coral Corral.

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Iceelover



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PostSubject: Re: Helfrichi and goby have ick.   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:35 pm

Even though you got rid of the fish, you may still have the parasite in your tank's substrate...
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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: Helfrichi and goby have ick.   Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:04 am

I am aware, and that's why the tank will sit without any fish for at least 8 weeks, or until I close it down. I may run a UV sterilizer on it too to help eradicate them from the water column.

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AshleyG



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PostSubject: Re: Helfrichi and goby have ick.   Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:56 pm

Suuuucks!! Will you be getting the same kind of fish again? Or plan on new ones?
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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: Helfrichi and goby have ick.   Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:55 pm

I was at a 50/50 on selling them. I was considering more aggressive fish for my 56 instead... So now I guess aggressive it will be!

Right now I'm considering a dwarf lion, a moray, and either a handful of chromis or a wrasse of some sort. Or maybe a moray and a pair of maroon clowns. I still have plenty of time to decide though!

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mangoman



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PostSubject: Re: Helfrichi and goby have ick.   Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:57 pm

moray + chromis = Full moray Wink

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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: Helfrichi and goby have ick.   Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:04 pm

Yeah tease I thought they'd be fun too watch though.... while they would be in there lol

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