Jestersix

ich or velvet?

fishy408

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fishy408

Supporting Member
First noticed it yesterday and only visible on the Anthias. Treating them with Polylab Medic while I do a little more research. Watching the BRS ich video with documents from humblefish. Interesting for sure.
 

fishy408

Supporting Member
Hey guys, follow up question. Been doing a lot of reading and research, the opinion is that the only way to get rid of Ich is to eradicate which means the tank needs to go fallow for a period of 76+ days. What are your opinions?

Also, Ich is only on my Anthias. Research tells me that medicine will displace the Ich from the fish onto the ground. This is where it will repopulate and attack the fishes again at a later time. Just wanted to see how others have treated Ich.

thanks
 

svreef

Webmaster
BOD
The fallow period is the only way to remove it completely. The other option is to manage it. That’s what I did in my 55g tank. I started to feed with Selcon and added a UV sterilizer. Never saw spots again even though it was still there.
 

Wlachnit

President
BOD
Hey guys, follow up question. Been doing a lot of reading and research, the opinion is that the only way to get rid of Ich is to eradicate which means the tank needs to go fallow for a period of 76+ days. What are your opinions?

Also, Ich is only on my Anthias. Research tells me that medicine will displace the Ich from the fish onto the ground. This is where it will repopulate and attack the fishes again at a later time. Just wanted to see how others have treated Ich.

thanks
That is correct. Ich is a Protozoa and has a cyst form as part of its life cycle.it is this cyst form that can survive up to 76+ days on a hard surface before infecting again. .it is this form that is impractical to kill in a reef tank. The only way I got rid of it was to remove the fish from the DT for 3 months.
 
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