04-02-2008, 11:27 AM
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Curing for Ich
So i purchased a new black clown fish after my female died a week ago. I brought home the fish, acclimated it and let it go. A few hours later I noticed right away that it was getting ich, and it was fine at the store. So i got this product called Rid-Ich 10 min b4 the pet store closed thank god! The product says it can harm inverts so i took my starfish out cuz he's the only thing i was concerned with and put him in a little quarantine tank by himself. I have crabs, and snails and they did fine . So everyones alive and the ich does seem to be swimming freely in the water because my fish seems to have less and is swimming alot more then it was last night. So the product does some to work. My question now is, if the medicine seems completely dissolved is it ok to put my starfish back in the tank for the day and then take him out at night when i do the treatment or should he stay out through the entire treament process. The product says its every 24 hour treatment. Any opinion would be great. Thanks!
29 gallon, nitrites between 20-40, ph 8.3, temp now is at 80-82 to help gid rid of ich, normally i keep at at 78, live rock probably about 10 lbs. 3 emerald crabs one unid'd crab that doesn't bother anyone so i call him the hitchhiker, 3 cniarid snails, 1 green chromi, 2 black clowns, power filter without the biowheels and carbon filters out for treatment, nitrates 0, salinity 1.023-.024, ammonia at 0, i think thats it.