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Help with Ick

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Post Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:31 pm
cam01 Level 1 Member
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Noticed white spots on my tang today. Im assuming it's ick, any way to get rid it of?

Post Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:39 pm
lifelinefish Level 7 Member
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Location: chaska
I would recommend you go to one of the reef forums. The local one

or reef central

Some one may chime in here but check these out especially if your salt water hobbyist.
My recommendations taken from a reliable web site · Treatment of the affected fish usually involves some or all of the following procedures:
· Freshwater dips dosed with methylene blue plus formalin
· Lowering specific gravity (hyposalinity = 1.010-1.013) of the quarantine tank
· Continuous exposure for at least 28 days to 0.15 to 0.20 ppm copper, although copper in and of itself can have long-term negative effects/only in a quarantine tank no copper in display if you have corals and/or inverts
· Antibiotic feeding (preventative against secondary infection)

Set up a quarantine tank simple 10g or 20g for future purchases.

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