long horn cowfish with bad whitespot

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  1. gemini9241

    gemini9241

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    hi guys i dont post to often on masa but browse it every day and noticed an increase in white spot cuz of change of season so hear is my problem i have got a long horn cow fish for +-4weeks now he is eating well on frozen, live, flake and nori but it seems the white spot is getting worse i am running a uv steraliser but it is not helping i do have a quarinte tank and thinking of puting him there and treating with waterlife Cuprazin but i dont know if i can as it is a scaleless fish any other sugestions if i cant treat him with curpazin plz help
     
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  3. Broder

    Broder Mudshark

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    I've just successfully treated a white spotted boxfish in quarantine with Cupracit(sp?). In fact he needed 2 full courses to clear it up completely, and there were no issues.
     
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    White spot as in ICK? please clarify
    Add garlic oil with the food to boost immune of the fish Kent have them (Garlic Extreme) i think
    try hyposalinity to speed up the ick's cycle
    or copper solution if the fish is already in QT if not don't it will kill all your invert
    you can get more imfo here www.wetwebmedia.com

    Good Luck
     
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    Unfortunately cow fish are notorious ich magnets and the only way if the fish is getting sicker is to treat in a Qt tank using copper and hyposalinity for twenty eight days. You have to monitor the copper levels carefully as you don't want to over or underdose. Don't crank the temp of your tank up as this will cause the ich to encyst and go dormant
     
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    gemini9241 Thread Starter

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    thanks guys put him in to qt now
     
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    hope you come right gemini. keep us updated..
     
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