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post #11 of 14 Old 04-06-2009, 08:55 AM
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While I generally shy away from medications, I have used Quick Cure to treat Ich. Seems I always had delicate fish when I used it. I used it at half dose for sensitive fish as per the instructions, for three consecutive days. On the fourth day, I performed 25 percent water change and added half dose for another three days. I then changed another 25 percent of water and added carbon to remove the traces of medication left. I then observed the fish for another week and if no symptoms were present,I continued with normal maint routine and put the quick cure away.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #12 of 14 Old 04-06-2009, 08:55 AM
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This article was very helpful for me in understanding the ich life cycle:

The Skeptical Aquarist

I used Kordon's Rid Ich to treat my tank and it took ten days of treatment before the tank was "cured". I also had to half dose my tank as I keep sensitive fish as far as medications are concerned. I didn't lose any fish in the process.

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post #13 of 14 Old 04-06-2009, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah i've done its normal dose of 1 drop per gallon for 3 consecutive days now. I have 4 cherry barbs in my tank now all of which 'look' healthy, no spots that i can see on them. Should i do a 25% change and continue for 3 days with a half dose of quick cure?
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post #14 of 14 Old 04-06-2009, 07:51 PM
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I am an avid Quick Cure supporter, in both FW and SW aquariums, for the right purpose. The combination of Formaline and Malechite Green is a powerful and effective treatment. I prefer Quick Cure in my quarantine tanks, as oppossed to copper or methaline blue. I have found it to be one of the more effective chemical treatments for ich and cryptocarion, especially when caught in the very early stages.

Generally, inverts do not respond well to this medication.
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