11-09-2012, 11:36 AM
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i think it depends on how bad it is on your clowns and how quickly you treat the ich. keep in mind that when you kill the ich is when it is in the water it'self. before it hides back into the gravel or it's in the fish it'self.
The tomont may swim for several hours before settling on and attaching to the substrate, a plant, or some other surface. During that time it is susceptible to chemicals and medication will be effective. Once attached, it begins its reproductive stage. It encysts and begins rapidly dividing. At this point, it is again immune to chemicals. Within a few days, hundreds of new organisms burst from the cyst, sprout cilia and start swimming in search of a host.
~ that is in my notes from a website...sorry don't remember what one. lol. i keep a lot of random fish stuff on my sticky notes on my cmp.