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Blue tang ick question

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doomus

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I was recently treating my hippo blue tang for ick in a quarintine tank but pulled him out before the he had full treatment because I couldn't get my biological filter under control. When I put him back in my big tank had still had a couple flecks on the top of his fin. This was about 2 weeks ago. He now shows no signs of ick, eats well and is active. I have to do some tank rearrangement soon and this would be a good time to catch him for quarintine. Should I treat him agian for ick even though he doesn't show any signs of it right now?

Dennis
 

fishermann

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No All you well do is stress him out and tangs get ich easy enough as is. He has evedently settled in in your display tank and feels at home. A healthy fish in a good eviroment well kick ich on his own and it sounds like this one has done it. I probably would not add anymore fish for 3 or 4 weeks until you are sure things are good. I would leave him alone.
 

coralseas

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puyallup , tacoma
take fake food and rost it in the over on low with garilic stuff really any kind
spray a small amount a flake mix .dry
repeat 4 or 5 time
works well

look for one thread i wrote o week or 2 ago
 

cheeks69

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The only problem I see is because you didn't complete treatment if there's ever a problem in your tank like a temp fluctuation, it's likely he'll break out again since you didn't eradicate the parasite from the tank. Also stress isn't a prerequisite for infection, healthy fish can become infected once exposed to this parasite.
 
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