white spot (ich)

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  1. toppdogg

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    hey guys
    i need help got home this afternoon to find that all my fish are covered in white spot (ich)
    there is no way i can catch them and put in hospital tank they are all eating fine and none have lost ant weight
    it started with the powder blue i got and has seem to have spread to all the other fish
    i have neemie and some other corals and frags so copper is out of the question

    PLEASE HELP as i dont want to loose any of my babies
    i know that i can drop the SG but what is the safe level for corals

    thanks guys
    stressing out
     
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  3. jaquesdp08

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    the best advice, feed feed feed... you can drop your sg but wouldnt risk that,some corals wont do well.. if u fed once a day then make it three times a day..
     
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    cool thanks jaques i am doing that at the mo with alot of garlic aswell
     
  5. Steve Warren

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    the garlic should help alot and aslong as they still eating im sure you have nothing to worry about.
     
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    what temp is yourtank?
     
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    26 / 27 degrees at most but i have also now set ciller to 24
    hope that it helps
     
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    powder blue tangs are known for their white spot proneness:(
     
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    Add Garlick Guard , Immunvit and Lipovit to their food - It has Cod liver oil and Beta glutan and spirulina - Your fish will be nursed back to health - I also added a 55w UV Steriliser that i got from Lanzo @ Dorry Pets.

    Hope that helps - jus remember that this might remain in ur system in low levels until you add new livestock that might be weak or stressed and the problem will re-surface
     
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    i would increase the temp over a couple of days to 28 deg, this will cause the ich to pop off the fish and go into (spawning) mode. and run uv if possible too. but just watch your salinity and also keep an eye on your fish due to less oxygen in water
     
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    For my tangs i got a Skunk cleaner shrimp and a cleaner wrasse, cleared up the problem quickly. As both these wonderful creatures eat ich... ;-)
     
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    toppdogg i've tried everything and nothing helped increased the temp feeding garlic. I lost my regal of MI so please take my advice put them in QT tank asap. The thing is the MI stay in your tank so even if there is no MI on fish it's there waiting for the fish to stress and it will pop up again that's why i QT all my fish now for MI in DT to die they say 4 weeks because the MI need a host to live. Sorry man but that will be my advice.
     
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    Chat to Lanzo there is a powder i got from him cant remeber what its call cleared my tangs with in a week... it can be used with inverts in the tank
     
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    never really thought about this as a solution thanks for refreshing the tired ole brain!
     
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    So, how are the fish doing ?
     
  16. toppdogg

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    good all seem to fine again just cream angel showing a little bit but other than that very happy so see them doing well
    thanks for asking
     
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