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Old 02-11-2018, 11:36 PM
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It will definitely be the only tang as theyíre not my favourite kind of fish. I feel equally indifferent towards wrasses, which seem to have quite a following. They have a ďlean and hungryĒ look.

Ok, so I was at JL & they had 2 small ones. Well, theyíre really cute and I think I want to take on the challenge. They let me put a hold on one as the tank has ich and theyíre going to do a cupramine treatment. The thing is, the fellow said itíll be a 4-day protocol, which seems too short. Isnít it something like 28 days? What is your preferred method? TTM or continue with cupramine?
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They let me put a hold on one as the tank has ich and theyíre going to do a cupramine treatment. The thing is, the fellow said itíll be a 4-day protocol, which seems too short. Isnít it something like 28 days? What is your preferred method? TTM or continue with cupramine?
4 days of Cupramine will knock the Ich off the fish and make it appear sellable. My usual QT method is 14 days of Copper Safe and 2 treatments of PraziPro. 30 days of copper is considered ideal.
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4 days of Cupramine will knock the Ich off the fish and make it appear sellable. My usual QT method is 14 days of Copper Safe and 2 treatments of PraziPro. 30 days of copper is considered ideal.
Yup, pretty much the 1-2 punch to knock out the top three problems.

The only thing I don't like about Coppersafe, or any other form of chelated copper is the API kit for reading that high range kind of sucks, and the alternatives are pretty expensive. Given the lack of ease though with obtaining medical grade Chloroquine Phosphate north of the border (or the species that don't handle it well), it's the best choice if you're going chemical treatment.

As a bonus, you'll knock out any potential marine velvet dinospores as well that TTM won't catch.
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Thanks for the info. Iíll likely go the coppersafe route.
Wish me luck!
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Thanks for the info. Iíll likely go the coppersafe route.
Wish me luck!
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:35 AM
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Haha, funny you should mention that. While I was waiting at J&L, another customer told the staff member that she wanted to buy ďthe Dory.Ē I admit I may have rolled my eyes. As a female newbie, I often feel less than secure and worry about sounding dumb. I was like, really, you asked that? Then she made it worse by not knowing what ich was. Come on, sister, donít bring me down with you! Anyway, her boyfriend said no.
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Hahahaha as I was reading this all I was thinking was that she was going to scoop the small hippo you had committed to. I have had it happen where Iím polite, allow someone in front of me and they buy the one thing Iím after.
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i got the 1" Hypo and it got ich right away. after quarantine for a month it went in the main tank and got ich. this happened 3 times. after that, it was fine for months. it did grow quick. in the end though i lost interest. it was quickly becoming my biggest fish and i never saw it. it would hide 99% of the time and definitely if it saw me coming. i decided to give it up one day, but when i went to catch it, it was already gone! i tore the tank apart and removed all the rocks. i think it must have jumped out when nobody was home and the dogs found a tasty treat flopping around the floor.
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My fish are the opposite. They race out as soon as they catch sight of me - Iím the food god (Except tail spot blenny & mandarin, who live in their own universe). I feed them after my own dinner but they swarm around the feeding zone from 5:00ish onward.
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i got the 1" Hypo and it got ich right away. after quarantine for a month it went in the main tank and got ich. this happened 3 times. after that, it was fine for months. it did grow quick. in the end though i lost interest. it was quickly becoming my biggest fish and i never saw it. it would hide 99% of the time and definitely if it saw me coming. i decided to give it up one day, but when i went to catch it, it was already gone! i tore the tank apart and removed all the rocks. i think it must have jumped out when nobody was home and the dogs found a tasty treat flopping around the floor.
Interesting as my hippo is out and about all day. She will spook occasionally and hide but then return to swimming. She also likes to splash occasionally!
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