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Do anemones carry parasites?
Sea spider predation or parasitism is a potential threat to all corals, soft corals, and sea anemones that are kept in aquaria. If an aquarium system gets infected, just how easy it is to control the pest species will really depend on the type of pycnogonid that is present.
Can corals carry ich?
the coral can't get ich but the cysts can be carried over from one tank to the next. most definatly take action to treat the coral before placeing it into another tank.
Do starfish carry ich?
Starfish CAN carry ich! My 125 FOWLR got it ich ( or had if from previous owner ). I did a 72 day fallow period, with 2 copper treatments in QT for the fish.
How do you remove ick from coral?
Copper is an effective anti-parasite. You can use copper in your reef tank water to get rid of Ich. However, note that you have to keep the copper dose low. If you apply too much copper, that might prove deadly.
Will Ich hurt coral?
It won't hurt corals.
Can Cory catfish get ich?
Corydoras & "Ich" Treatment
If your tank has the "Ich" parasites and you've caught the problem in time, then heat, a little standard aquarium salt and a lot of pure, warm, treated water and darkness for a couple of weeks will help.
Can Ich live without a host?
They will die without host. You need to raise the temp to around 82F to speed the ich cycle.
How long can ICH stay dormant?
Ich can only lay "dormant" for about two weeks max without a host before it dies.
How long can Marine Ich live in freshwater?
Ich is a saltwater parasite. Put it in freshwater for a couple of minutes and it dies. In fact, one way to help relieve fish of some of the discomfort caused by ich to is give them a properly performed freshwater bath. (Warning: freshwater baths can be lethal if you don't do them correctly.
Will saltwater ich go away on its own?
It is a natural part of the lifecycle of ich to drop off of the host for a while (hence the "success" of snake oil cures), but it won't go away. It will still be present in the system and may or may not re-establish a visible infection. The fish will likely always maintain at least a low level infection though.
Can fish fight off ICH on their own?
Yes, they can fight it off on their ownand become resistant to it. The tank has to be established though. Ich in a healthy tank is usually caused by temp. changes.for instance when a fish is transported and the temp.
Can saltwater fish survive ICH without treatment?
Saltwater fish have a number of natural defenses against ich, and if the fish are healthy enough and the outbreak mild enough, sometimes the fish may cure themselves, just as they would in nature.
Does garlic cure marine ich?
Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans (and just about anything else) is easily cured by feeding garlic. Quarantine tanks are an unnecessary expense and hassle (assuming he has even heard of a quarantine tank).
How do I prevent ICH in my saltwater tank?
The best way to protect your saltwater fish tank or reef aquarium is prevention. Prevention means keeping ich-infested fish out of the aquarium. This is done with a quarantine tank. The idea behind quarantine is to isolate a new fish, observe it for several weeks, ideally one month to make sure the fish is healthy.