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Prophylactic treatment of cryptocaryon irritans (ich)

Posted 03/17/2014 at 08:41 AM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 03/18/2014 at 05:33 PM by snorvich

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As a prophylactic methodology for ich (and only ich), tank transfer will result in 100% success rate with healthy fish. I agree only one fish at a time is desirable. Any other prophylactic methodology has a risk (be it chloroquine phosphate, hyposalinity, or copper) because for ich, the first part of the life cycle is highly predictable from a time perspective, whereas the back end of the life cycle is not. The timing of theront emission is highly variable, normally up to 28 days, but depending
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Why I prefer tank transfer for curing cryptocaryon irritans (ich)

Posted 03/16/2014 at 11:35 AM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 03/18/2014 at 05:33 PM by snorvich

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By the way, the reason I recommend tank transfer above all other treatments for ich (cryptocaryon irritans) is because of the nature of the life cycle.

The front end of the life cycle has the least variation of time for each stage and it begins with the trophont.

The stage where the parasite is attached to a fish is called a trophont. The trophont will spend three to seven days (depending on temperature) feeding on the fish and that is what you see symptomatically
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Using Cupramine to treat cryptocaryon irritans

Posted 03/16/2014 at 11:13 AM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 03/18/2014 at 05:34 PM by snorvich

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For cupramine, the instructions may be a bit fuzzy. Generally folks here feel that the 0.5mg/l dose they recommend is too high and too aggressive. Try dosing at 0.35-0.40 and keep it there for the 4 week period. Also ramp up the dose slowly over 5-7 days to give the fish time to acclimate better.

Cupramine Dosing Formula / Calculator

(.381) * (strength of dose) * (gallons being treated) = mL of Cupramine to dose

Example: (.381) * (.5mg/L) * (10.5 gallons) =
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Diagnosis of Problems in Marine Fish

Posted 03/11/2014 at 11:14 AM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 03/18/2014 at 05:35 PM by snorvich

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Diagnosis of Problems

Tiny white dots on body or fins (looks like salt)
Research:
a) Marine Ich (parasite)


Gold, brown or rust colored patches on body
Research:
a) Marine Velvet (parasite)


Tiny black dots on body or fins
Research:
a) Black Ich (parasite)


Raised white bumps on body or fins which looks lumpy
Research:
a) Lymphocystis (viral)
b) Fungal Infection
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Garlic is bad for fish Part II - from Humaguy

Posted 02/27/2014 at 03:50 PM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 03/18/2014 at 05:36 PM by snorvich

Garlic must assuredly be a proven method of disease treatment. Why else would so many reputable manufacturers make and market a cure if it had not been scientifically proven?

Taking these points in order, first garlic has never been conclusively proven to cure Marine Ich (Cryptocaryon irritans), ever. Some hobbyists have used it and reported that their fish got better, but these are not controlled studies and none of these hobbyists know for certain if their fish's own natural immunity...
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