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Voogle + Ick Treatment

Posted 01/29/2012 at 06:15 AM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)

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It will not help ich . Not much else to say. Dallying with it in lieu of an effective treatment cuts the odds for your fish to survive. .
There is a new ich elixir hitting the market every 6mos or so. Sales benefit from the natural placebo effect ; some fish naturally survive less virulent strains of ich and some develop partial immunity wtih or without the elixir. Some survive the first infestation and succumb to a more massive outbreak later.
The only proven mainstream
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Cryptocaryon Irritans - tank transfer method

Posted 07/02/2011 at 11:40 AM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 07/11/2011 at 06:07 AM by snorvich

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The theory behind the tank transfer method for treating Cryptocaryon irritans is to move a fish from one tank to the other when the parasites fall off the fish. This happens during dark times in the aquarium so moving the animal first thing in the morning is preferred. The parasites that fall off do not have the ability to complete the life cycle and re-attach. This involves transferring the fish every 3 days to a clean tank for at total of 4 transfers. The parasites that leave the fish are left
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Additional Disease Treatment Information

Posted 03/16/2011 at 11:07 AM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 05/19/2011 at 02:17 PM by snorvich

When I was doing research on treatments, I found that Quinine products were the first medications used in many tropical fish ailments -- especially marine fishes. What happened in the USA is that the real good ones became only available by prescription. This is not something most hobbyists could get their hands on.

Now, some off the shelf medications do contain some quinine ingredients in low quantities.

Chloroquine diphosphate was the choice medication for treating...
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Quarantine (my opinion)

Posted 03/09/2011 at 08:40 PM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 03/18/2014 at 09:39 AM by snorvich

Q: Should I quarantine all fish?

A: Yes. Four weeks is a good window for observation of disease and parasites. All newly acquired fish will benefit from 4 weeks of time by themselves in the quarantine tank to recover from shipping/handling stress and to acclimate to your feeding regime.

Q: What about corals, inverts, algae, and live rock?

A: Whle I feel that the risk is very low unless they are coming from an infected tank, you can set up a separate QT...
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cryptocaryon irritans (ich) part II

Posted 02/28/2011 at 03:02 PM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 05/19/2011 at 02:18 PM by snorvich

Subjective and Non-Subjective Observations, Claims, and Common Myths:

1. Some Tangs seem more susceptible. This is true. Their mucous coatings are reduced in thickness and composition. They swim up to 25 miles a day in the ocean in search for food so maybe Mother Nature provided them with this as a means of 'escape.'

2. It goes away on its own. Definite NOT true. It is only visible at one stage IF it is on the body or fin of the fish. If it was once seen, then it hasn't...
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