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    Quick ICK question

    My yellow tang, who's been in QT for 2 weeks, now has little 'puffs' of white stuff on it's fins.
    Having never seen ick before, does this sound like ick ??
    And I was just about to aclimate him tonight. Glad I haven't yet.
    What's best to treat the little guy ?

    Thanks!

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    ya.. sounds like ick.. my purple guy had the same thing.
    keep him in your QT for another 2 weeks and treat him with cupramine...
    it will NUKE IT !
    ivan sells the stuff for like under 10$.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
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    Ick on the body looks like grains of salt embedded about 1/2 their size into the flesh. On fins it looks like grains of salt embedded about 1/3 their size into the surface of the fins.
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    Cool

    hmm could be fungus. ich is more like raise grains of salt looking than puffy and ich normally will attack the body because it needs the fluids to survive.

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    I would also say fungus or bacteria infection. I like NOX ICH because it saved my butt when i had an unidentified infection in my tank. It works very fast on ICH and also treats a lot of bacteria infections.
    Rob

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    Thanks for the responses!
    I'll try to get some NOX ICH first thing in the morning.
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    Follow the instructions on the NOX ICH exactly. It is STRONG stuff. DO NOT DOUBLE DOSE or ANYTHING other then what is directed.
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    Now, is there any benefit or is it a good idea to dose with ICH meds in quarantine even if there is no sign of ICH? As a preventitive measure.

    Just as you might dose for flatworm or do a hypo/hyper salinity dip on live rock.
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    I wouldn't think so, if the ich doesn't show up during the QT then why waste the meds. ich should show within days.

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    In Pat's case, the Yellow Tang was in the QT for two weeks before he saw signs. He was just about to crack the vavle and start mixing in water from his main tank when he saw signs.

    I have heard that Tangs are sensitive to QT and the act of QT can cause stress which in turn leads to them sucumbing to ICK or other infection.

    I was just thinking, if you dropped a 1/4 or 1/8 dose in with a "healthy" animal, would it help? Or is it only useful when the animal is presenting symptoms and then only at full strength?
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