Anyone have a good way to dose cupramine for ich

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    With white stringy poo you’ll want to soak food in seachem focus and metroplex. I do one part metroplex to one part focus but I don’t think you need quite that much focus — focus simply binds metroplex to the food so it can treat your fish’s digestive system with metroplex
     
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    Okay that’s a pro tip with using focus thank you. I have not seen white stringy poo since so I’m just going to treat this like they’re all brand new fat healthy fish from the store because I’ve had them in my dt for almost 3 months and I’ve been feeding 4 small meals a day since. My wife bought me a mandarin from biota for Christmas and that’s really when it dawned on me that i really haven’t been taking QT seriously. This isn’t just a single clown fish and some anemones for me anymore
     
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    Is there a reason you use metro instead of GC? There are some internal parasites that are resistant to metro right?
     
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    The manderin is on hold as of now Till I finish setting up two different 10g for the TTM
     
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    You got some pods on order too? Going to need to dose pods on a regular basis.
     
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    No these are from biota I’ve been in contact with Kevin Gaines he’s the founder and he’s informed me of their current diet which is mainly cyclops from Vo2 so I was able to stock up in advance
     
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    Oh nice! Let us know how it goes.
     
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    You got it! and same with your clowns dude! What test kit did you grab to measure copper
     
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    @johnsamm7 what kind of copper test are you going to use
     
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    Metro is better for soaking food, more experience with it.

    General cure is better utilized in the water column, which is less effective for internal parasites typically.
     
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    Thnk you for addressing this subject. this is still a grey area for those just starting to research
     
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    Day one has begun guys! image.jpg when to start copper?
     
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    Sorry my work schedule is crazy just caught up I am using seachem copper test kits with cupramine I will start slowly dosing today I have a 8 gal nuvo I believe it's somewhere around 6 gal of water in the tank so what would you guys recommend I start dosing to slowly bring the copper up over the next 5 days or so
     
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    4fordfamily takes 3-5 to raise cupramine to therapeutic levels for hardy fish like clown fish
     
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    Okay so per cupramine instructions it says 20 drops per 10.5 gallons so I'm basically cutting that in half and doing 2 drops for five days to reach therupedic levels if that sounds right just added my first two drops now
     
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    from what I’ve read it’s not just wise to go slow but to go less then directed on the bottle and test to dose up when your close. But two drops dose seem like a good start I would just start to test after you think your about half way done
     
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    I wait until everyone is eating, or a few days, whichever is longer.
     
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