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miataliker 10-16-2009 12:06 AM

Fish has ich
I have two clown fishes. Would changing the whole water out help take out all the parasites in the tank? Or should i change the clown fishes into a QT tank and treat them?

mollies 10-16-2009 12:11 AM

some one will better help but I can say do not take the water out. i would gues to get a med dont know what kind cause my fish have never got ich but some one els could better help.

miataliker 10-16-2009 12:37 AM

Alright. But i really need help. One of my fish died not to long ago.

mollies 10-16-2009 12:39 AM

ok wher are you located?

mollies 10-16-2009 12:41 AM

here answer this questions. while im geting you some info. How lon have you had the fish? How big of a tank? Do you have a liquid test kit? If so what are you readings? What is your temp at?

miataliker 10-16-2009 01:10 AM

Im located in california fresno. I have two clownfishes for about 3 months now, I have the tank for about 4 months, the temp right now is at 75-80 degrees right now, Did the nitrate, nitrite,ammonia and PH test and all came out good:

Nitrate 0ppm
nitrite 0ppm
ammonia 0ppm

mollies 10-16-2009 02:11 AM

Have you added any thing new to the tank since the clowns?

Jack Middleton 10-16-2009 02:31 AM

Does the tank contain any invertebrates? and is it run with live rock for filtration?

Ich in the salt water aquarium can be a bugger!

If you dont have any invertebrates and dont plan on adding them in the future, you could treat in the tank, but the live rock if you have any will not be safe for use in an aquarium with inverts.

If you do have inverts then you will need to set up a QT tank with a small amount of live rock, you will have to treat with a form of copper to kill the Ich. The fish will have to remain in the QT tank for 8 weeks, whilst the main tank runs fallow for that period, so the Ich starves

miataliker 10-16-2009 02:08 PM

Sorry but whats inverts? And yes i have live rocks with a filter.

Jack Middleton 10-16-2009 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by miataliker (Post 258487)
Sorry but whats inverts? And yes i have live rocks with a filter.

snails, shrimp, corals etc anything with no back bone

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