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Alright everyone I'm in need of some help. My fish are currently experiencing an ich breakout I want to dose my tank with copper but I can't because of my ray and shark. If anyone has a way of holding on to these two for awhile for so I can dose my tank to save my fish I don't have any coral so not worried about that. I just don't have a way of setting up a tank right now. So if anyone could help me I would appreciate it thanks in advance.

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If you use copper you will ruin all of your rock and sand. I am going through the same thing right now and what I did was dropped my salinity. I dont know if sharks and rays will tolerate the low salinity so you may still need a babysitter.

 

You should google hypo salinity. :)

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From personal experience your best bet is Hospital tank, something as simple as a big Rubbermaid to treat everything except the shark and ray, as for the wrasse, they do nothing, ich is under the coat of the fish, it's a total myth that a wrasse will help with it. Copper treat, or hypo treat them out of your DT or your sand and rock will be dead.

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I did a lot of reading on ich and all the myths to cure it, a cleaner wrasse simply can not rid a fish of ich, yes it will swim around and clean the fish, but it is not cleaning the ich. Also the wrasse will just end up contracting it a lot of the time.

 

One of the readings I Lund after I was misled into buying a wrasse.

 

No, they can't cure ich for the simple reason that they don't eat ich. They feed on juvenile parasitic crustaceans, mucus, and dead skin; that last one being the most significant for hobbyists.

 

Because the actual ich parasite is located under the skin of the host, it's not susceptible to attack by cleaners except for the very short period when it's burrowing in. That naturally occurs in the wee hours of the morning while the cleaners are asleep, and only lasts a few minutes anyway, so in reality there is no period when cleaners can eat the parasite without wounding the fish. Even in studies where cleaners have been added to tanks and allowed to clean specifically during the attachment period, they ate so few of the parasites that there was no statistically significant change in parasite loads.

 

While they won't eat the parasite itself, the fact that the number of white spots is reduced isn't necessarily due entirely to coincidence. However, the white spots are not the parasite. The size of the parasite itself is at the low end of what the human eye can resolve. If you have 20/20 vision, are sitting close enough, and it's on a dark-colored fish, you could in theory see it, but just barely. The white spots are just nodules of damaged skin overlying where the parasite is embedded. Most cleaners will be more than happy to eat damaged skin, so they can directly reduce the appearance of white spots. However, removing the white spots does nothing to cure the fish of the parasite.

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If you lived closer I'd buy you a big Rubbermaid tub for a qt tank, I took one of my powerheads out of my DT bought a big 20 dollar Rubbermaid, put my powerhead in it, and treated with copper, just do every other day water changes, the wrasse is not going to cure your problem, take the money your going to waste on the wrasse and put together an inexpensive qt tank.

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