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post #1 of 6 Old 01-27-2010, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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i have a lionfish that i think has ick there are little white spots on its fins i was told to treat with garlic but i cant get him to eat anything but live feeder guppies and quarantine tank is not possible right now
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-28-2010, 08:59 AM
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Well if you ALREADY see white dots on 1 fish and are sure its ich....you're feeders are already infected too; so I'd for one not suggest to feed them into another tank and infest it.
Second I'd suggest you to dial up your heat a few degrees every few hours till you reach 80-85F; then go to a pet store and get you some ick meds and treat it; continue to then treat add 5 days AFTER all visible spots are gone. Then you're all set & safe!
Garlic I never heard of that.

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-28-2010, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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i didnt really wanna use meds because i heard it would kill all my inverts and future corals
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-28-2010, 10:43 AM
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Do you have a QT you can treat the sick fish in?
Edit, sorry I actually didn't realize the 1st time around this was in SW sicknesses...I can't help you on the corals matter we'd need to wait for a Salt guy there

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-28-2010, 11:53 AM
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Pasfur often recommends garlic for treating ick. Here is one thread, post # 14...
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-28-2010, 01:54 PM
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i have a lionfish that i think has ick there are little white spots on its fins i was told to treat with garlic but i cant get him to eat anything but live feeder guppies and quarantine tank is not possible right now

Wow. You are in a really difficult situation, primarily because you made a mistake that is no longer correctable. You put a Lionfish into the display tank before it was eating dried foods. Honestly, if you can't use a Q, you can't medicate the display, and the fish won't eat dried foods to soak in garlic, I have no other treatment options.

I would attempt to soak freeze dried krill in a garlic supplement and try your best to get the Lionfish eating.

First, before you do anything, lets see some pics of what you are looking at.
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