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post #11 of 17 Old 05-21-2012, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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my water started foaming at the top like crazy today also, have any idea?

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post #12 of 17 Old 05-21-2012, 11:13 PM
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Generally a good sign that it is more than likely ick.

I would slowly raise the temperature to 86F (by slow, I mean 1-2 degrees per hour), start salt treatment immediately.

You will need aquarium salt, NOT table salt or marine salt, adding 2-3 tablespoons per 5 gallons of tank water. Maintain the salt treatment for at LEAST 10 days, DO NOT stop treatment once the spots start disappearing off the fish, you need to keep the treatment going.

The fact that your fish are not displaying the "salt like" stage yet, but are rubbing on things, is more than likely an indication that the parasite is taking hold and annoying them.

Before adding the salt, perform a water change and vacuum your tank, this will help remove any free floating tomots (the swimming stage of the ich lifecycle).

If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to ask.

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Thank you, I will do what you say. Should I leave the filters running, and fish in the tank or hospitalize all of them?

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post #14 of 17 Old 05-22-2012, 07:17 PM
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That is Ich all right. It is very contagious so separate the sick fish if possible.
How long have they had it?
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post #15 of 17 Old 05-22-2012, 09:32 PM
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That is Ich all right. It is very contagious so separate the sick fish if possible.
How long have they had it?

Once it gets to that stage the whole tank needs to treated NOT individual fish, the life cycle is already at a stage it will have already infected the entire tank. ICK is a full tank treatment, not individuals.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #16 of 17 Old 05-26-2012, 10:59 PM
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Your nitrate are also WAY too high. You want to remove activated carbon when dosing with meds, as carbons removes all of it.
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post #17 of 17 Old 05-26-2012, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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I have no idea on how to get rid of nitrates except water changes. I looked a little bit on it but i don't know how to get rid of the nitrates perm.

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