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Help!!! Fish has Ich!!!

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Nathanael, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. Nathanael

    Nathanael New Member

    I have an Engenier Goby and I'm pretty sure he has Ich :cry: . I have this stuff called Ick Eez and what I am wondering is if it is ok for saltwater fish and inverts. If not, is there any other way I can treat it? I am open to any suggestions.
  2. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    usually the back of the container will tell you if it is suitiable for inverts.....as for if its good for saltwater, yes it is.
  3. Fishfirst

    Fishfirst New Member

    most meds are not reef/invert safe, and the ones that are, often have been used with mixed results, either the meds killed the inverts, or they didn't kill the ich, but some success has occured. I would maybe suggest Hyposalinity as another option. Bring down your salinity slowly moving it a point or two every day and bringing it down to 1.016 *brain fart, don't know if its one more zero in there before the 16, look on the hydrometer hahah* the ich often cannot breed at this salinity and die. Freshwater dips can help the immediate cause, but be very careful about making the freshwater the same parameters as your main tank! QT is also a way of getting rid of ich, set up a smaller tank and put all the fish in there... make daily water changes and tests because this tank is not cycled... (you should always have a QT tank set up and ready for fish!) And then you can treat the fish without treating the inverts. Leave the fish out of the main tank for at LEAST 4 weeks to make sure the fish won't recontract ich.
  4. Fishfirst

    Fishfirst New Member

    also use water from the main tank to setup your QT so you have the same conditions as the main tank in the QT!
  5. Blau_the_cow

    Blau_the_cow New Member

    A good thing to do along with medicating, is to raise the temperature of the tank a few degrees, and to add a small amount of salt to your water.
  6. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    yea.....i think between 1 tablespoon for every 5-10 gallons is appropriate.....make sure it is aquarium salt and NOT tble salt b/c table salt is poisonous to fish.
  7. Ellie

    Ellie New Member

    I have a question did your fish loose his or her tail? Becuase I had a golsfish that started off with a lost tail and then it went into Ich.

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