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    Ich/ick

    So I bought a blue tang at Petco Visalia and it gave all my fish the ich I've lost my two ocellaris black clowns and my yellow eye tang. I don't want to loose more fish and don't have a QT anything I can do that won't hurt my inverts and get rid of it.


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    Dude that sucks. I saw some blue tangs here in Bakersfield's Petco and they had ich all over them. It's best to purchase them when they come into the store fresh. Good luck


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    You really need to invest in a QT/hospital tank. You will always run the risk of introducing ich into your tank with each acquisition. A simple 10 gallon with a cheap hang-on filter will do. Throw in a few 2-4" pvc elbows for the fish to hide and use coppersafe in the QT tank. Run the display tank without fish for 8-12 weeks at least. However, ich will always be in the tank and this really points to some form of stressor in the tank; chemistry, overcrowding, aggression etc. What is your setup? Age? livestock? Water parameters?

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    That's my tank and I have 2 clowns, yellow eye tank, blue tang, damsel, blue spotted gobe, and a clean up crew


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    First off I would highly suggest that you do a little research before purchasing fish. A simple Google search would have told you that a blue tang has no place in such a small tank, let alone having 2 tangs with such a small amount of space to swim in. Save yourself some money and don't buy any more tangs until you have at least 120 gallons of water for them to swim in. As for doing something about it I would agree that you need to set up a quarantine tank to treat the affected fish with copper. If you want to try something that worked for me go to Amazon and look for a product called Kick Ich, it contains no copper so it is reef safe. I used it years ago to treat my display tank and it worked like a charm. Also try feeding your fish food soaked in garlic to help keep their immune system strong. In my experience, as long as the fish are eating they can combat and beat ich. Once a fish stops eating you can almost be sure it's gonna die. Good luck.

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    Well I set up a quarantine tank last night and started the first day of medication (copper) all the fish are still eating and well hope it fixes the problem I have a long 8-9 weeks ahead of me lol thank you guys. I'm sure I am going to need a bigger tank both of my tangs are really small right now 2" big but might be smaller you can see the blue tang in this pic by the left top rock to get an idea of there size


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    It's not so much the water volume the tangs need, as much it is the length of your tank...so they can swim back and forth...I would suggest a minimum of a 4 foot tank in length for most tangs...just my opinion...good luck and let us know how it goes!
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    Oh I see well hopefully my bulldog gets pregnant soon lol so i can by that 240 gallon I want


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    Lol


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    try adding garlic extract to your food.. Also Selcon is another vitamin additive for food that has had anecdotal results for helping to cure/prevent ICH.
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