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Re: ready to give up!
I totally understand. When treating, I'd have gone with a 6-8 week treatment, some keep their QT with copper, not removing it.
But heres something most won't admit, there is no sure fire way to rid a tank of ICH. Heres why i know this:
I have a Hippo Tang, had him along time, at one point I hadn't added a fish to the tank in 9 months, I throw in another fish, QTd through copper, and BOOM, my Hippo comes down with ICH. Now, im not running for the hills with this because this crazy fish gets ICH like he comes down with a cold, ALOT. To this day this ding dong still gets ICH, just a few spots here and there, none of my other fish ever gets it. SO, with that being said, I like HYPOSALINITY for one reason, its a difference in atmospheric pressure that pops the parasites. And if you QT the fish this might have a better outcome with much cleaner fish. I don't think you had them on meds long enough. How did you remove the copper from the tank they were in after you stopped dosing? Which copper treatment did you use? And at what dosage?