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How to cure Marine White Spot, Ich, Cryptocaryon Irritans

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NemesisUKM

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Reply #15

They seem to be fighting it pretty well atm. My hope is building up an immunity to it but I might end up gutting the whole tank..


So far


2 X clowns (never had any spots)
2 X bannghai cardinals (never had any spots)
1 X Foxface (had a few spots a few weeks ago been fine for ages now) obviously could come back
1 X bicolour Angel fish (same as Foxface)
1 X Royal gramma (recently had a few spots gone now)


The powder blue was getting a bit stressed as he was rubbing on the rocks and I didn't want him to hurt himself so I took him and the yellow tang out (yellow seemed fine a spot or 2) but being tangs I had to keep them together if I separated them they would probably attach each other when they got reunited..


I am still ready to do the remove everything and jump throu all the hoops if needed but wanted to build up the hospital tank and try and sort out filtration by only adding the fish that were ill.. The more fish the more waste/ammonia I would need to sort.


Fingers crossed I don't need to empty the whole DT but if I need to to save the fish then I will.


Purchased a fish trap also to help catch the fish as I have way to many caves to use a net :(

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Reply #16

You sure it's Ich?  A few spots doesn't sound like it.  It starts like that, but spread to hundreds in a day or so.  Then it drops off and everything looks clear, then it comes back with a vengeance.

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I assume so.. Again still new to this hobby.. What other things could it be? White spots on the side fins and a few on the body.. Seem to appear then disappear a few days later.. Fish seemed to rub on the rocks when's they have it?

I saw the pics of your fish when they had it and they were totally covered nothing like what I have had..

Any ideas?

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Reply #18

I was thinking lymphocystis, but not if it comes and goes.  It can be other small parasites too, such as parasitic copepods, flukes, etc.


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