RSS Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A Reef Safe Cure For Ich

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    Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A reef tank can be cured of ich by using hyposalinity.

    The rest of the story: Hyposalinity (specific gravity of 1.009) in a reef tank…hmmm…try that and let me know what your invertebrates think of it! While fish can tolerate hyposalinity, invertebrates (shrimp, snails, corals, etc) won’t. They’ll die every time.

    If you are going to treat a fish with ich using hyposalinity, then you have to do it in a hospital/quarantine tank. As far as treating your reef tank for ich, the best advice I can give you is to remove all the fish, treat the fish, and leave the tank fallow (no fish in it) for at least 60 days.

    Thanks Kevin P. for passing this one onto me.

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