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    Reef Safe Treatment For Ich

    THIS IS AN EFFECTIVE REEF SAFE WAY TO TREAT YOUR FISH WITHOUT MEDICATING THE ENTIRE TANK

    YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING AND ARE ALL AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL PET STORES


    This is a treatment method that is overlooked by most people but is a great way to treat your sick parasite infected fish.

    GarlicGuard™ is an appetite/flavor enhancer for freshwater and saltwater fish. GarlicGuard will help renew the interest of poor or finicky eaters. GarlicGuard contains the naturally derived, active ingredient found in garlic, allicin, which has been demonstrated to possess health promoting benefits. Allicin possesses strong anti-oxidant properties (similar to Vitamin C) which promote enhanced health through elimination of dangerous free radicals. For enhanced health benefits, GarlicGuard also contains Vitamin C. Freshwater and Marine. Reef safe.


    Metronidazole is an effective and safe treatment for several protozoan and anaerobic bacterial diseases of fish (Cryptocaryon, Hexamita, Ichthyophthirius). It does not adversely affect the filter bed and is easily removed with carbon. There is little danger of overdosing. Usual dose is 125 mg/10 gallons.


    Focus™ can deliver any medication internally by binding the medication to its polymer structure. The advantage is that the fish can be medicated without contaminating the entire aquarium with medication.

    Instructions
    Add 1 measure of Metronidazole to 1 measure of Focus™ per tablespoon of frozen food. Completely soak this food mix in GarlicGuard™, refrigerate, and feed once or twice daily for 1–2 weeks.

    Hope this helps most of you.
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    Have you done any tests? :biglaugh2 :biglaugh2 :biglaugh2

    Thanks Rob, Id give that a try if i had a serrious ich problem. Sounds prety bomb proof!
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    lol...no but its been used by the Seachem guys for sometime now and I have a client who is doing it.
    The key is the "Focus" which allows the medication to bind to the food.The treatment is long but that is to make sure that the ich larvae and adult die.
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    Quick question: can inverts contract ich?
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    Inverts are not affected by ICH but can be carriers. For that matter ANYTHING can be a carrier including base and live rock.
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    I have serious doubts about this as a "cure" for ICH. It goes without saying that healthy fish stand a far better chance of withstanding an ICH outbreak then those fish who are weak. Good quality food and water are key issues for healthy fish. HOWEVER garlic IS NOT A CURE FOR ICH. Even the manufacturer makes NO CLAIMS that this product cures ICH. Focus is also NOT A CURE FOR ICH. It is used to treat internal fungal and bacterial infections.

    http://www.seachem.com/products/medications.html

    Rob

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    I've used that "Kick Ick" stuff in my 180 reef, and it worked great. I also just feed heavy on the garlic to when they have it, and that seems to help too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Salty Dog
    I have serious doubts about this as a "cure" for ICH. It goes without saying that healthy fish stand a far better chance of withstanding an ICH outbreak then those fish who are weak. Good quality food and water are key issues for healthy fish. HOWEVER garlic IS NOT A CURE FOR ICH. Even the manufacturer makes NO CLAIMS that this product cures ICH. Focus is also NOT A CURE FOR ICH. It is used to treat internal fungal and bacterial infections.

    http://www.seachem.com/products/medications.html

    Rob
    When using Focus and Metronidazole you are killing off the Ick adult and larvae from the inside out.Focus binds the Metro to the food so it stays there and not all over the tank.

    Actually this recipe is from the Seachem site and has worked well for many stores and hobbiest.Garlic is more used for appetite/flavor enhancer and contains Allicin which possesses strong anti-oxidant properties (similar to Vitamin C)this is proven but is simply a deterent and not a cure.

    But OSD is correct,
    The Best way to prevent Ich is by proper feeding and water quality,but most hobbiest realize that after they have Ich,hence the need for treatments.

    Here is the actual directions from Seachem;
    http://www.seachem.com/products/prod...rlicGuard.html
    HTH

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    My Mistake there Reefsalt... Metronidazole is a separate product that when used "with" focus desirable results can be obtained. I however hove no personal experience with it.
    Rob

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    Its cool OSD,
    Focus is overlooked and when combined with antibiotics such as metro and others its works well.I personally HATE antibiotics due to the effect it has on your systems balance so this way is a better way to administer it something like a Target treatment.
    HTH

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    Reef Octopus SRO-5000SSS
    Reacteur Sulphur H&S Pour Nitrate
    2x Phosban 550

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