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Stickman87
05/31/2017, 11:47 AM
So I noticed 2 days ago that my trigger had a couple white spots in its fin and has been getting worse, eating and acting fine and only fish that is infected but didn't get the spots until I put a jeweled eel in. Did not know if it is stressing it out or not they don't pick at each other or anything just wanted to make sure it was ich. And do not have a quarantine tank did not know if it can be treated in display tank. tank is
180 gallon
1 Picasso trivger
1 six line wrasse
1 picture wrasse
1 harlequin bass
1 jeweled eel
1 decorator crab
1 blue sea star
75 gallon sump with current orbit led lighthttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170531/a59a3e89b5a52c4a72b8df31575cec8d.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170531/bad9373d8333b0ae57b99c07f603b912.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170531/b3ae4fffc1230a5194d8263926049a41.jpg

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scuzy
05/31/2017, 11:48 AM
Looks like ich to me but pictures are not close enough.


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scuzy
05/31/2017, 11:49 AM
Is this a fowlr tank? If so I think there are treatments your can do


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Stickman87
05/31/2017, 11:57 AM
Sorry for the pics he won't stay still and yes fowlr tank

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scuzy
05/31/2017, 12:09 PM
Chloroquine phosphate is one way or hypo would also work. Search on the forum for the two


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matttaylor76
05/31/2017, 12:35 PM
Hypo and feed, feed, feed. I've tried many different methods, and all seem to work to an extent. But from my personal experience, feeding them until they are fat seems to help the most.

Stickman87
05/31/2017, 01:40 PM
Is soaking food in garlic worth it? I feed chunks of shrimp and scallops now

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scuzy
05/31/2017, 01:45 PM
Garlic does nothing but increase appetite.


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Stickman87
05/31/2017, 01:46 PM
Ok

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matttaylor76
05/31/2017, 02:27 PM
I'm old school in this regard, I try to keep everything as "natural" as possible. Garlic does not grow in the sea, so i wouldn't put it in my tank. There are arguments to be made for both sides, but my philosophy is K.I.S.S., this has worked incredibly well for me for the last 20+ years.

Keep your fish well fed, reduce stress where possible, and let the natural side take control. If the fish is healthy, it will kick the ich.

Stickman87
05/31/2017, 02:41 PM
I like the way you think I will go the natural route. Thanks also should I take the rock out and put it in buckets for a few weeks so that the ich that is in the rocks dies off?

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scuzy
05/31/2017, 02:43 PM
What's the point? It'll still need in your system. If you choose to do nothing then went even take the rocks out.


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matttaylor76
05/31/2017, 02:49 PM
The only way to get it out of the tank, shy of bleaching everything, is to leave the tank fallow (without fish) for 10 to 12 weeks. I may be off on the timeframe a bit, so go read this thread, and you'll get the details.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1992196

In my experience triggers are pretty hardy fish. Lower the salinity a bit, feed him well, remove any sources of stress, and it will pull through. If the ick gets real bad, use the transfer method in the link above.

scuzy
05/31/2017, 02:56 PM
Hypo is easy to do with a fowlr tank


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JustinM
05/31/2017, 05:26 PM
Are you getting more spots or are they just growing?

Stickman87
05/31/2017, 05:33 PM
More spots a couple days ago it was just the back fin now the sides too

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JustinM
05/31/2017, 05:58 PM
I was hoping maybe it was lympho for you. Well I would do what scuzy has recommended. Hypo is probably the easiest.

Mishri
06/01/2017, 09:32 AM
you will lose your crab and starfish using hypo/any treatment. stick to fish and it's easy to treat for ich.

One nice thing about using Chlorquine phosphate is it works for both ich and velvet... hypo is really only for ich, and you need to be sure you keep it at the 1.008 using a calibrated refactometer.