Anyone have a good way to dose cupramine for ich

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    I have 24 gallons in my bio cube cooper safe says add 1 teaspoon per 4 gallons so I just added my first teaspoon
     

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    Would you wait a few days if you had them eating well for a few months in a display tank before? because I can still hold off on the copper and they are still a bit frightened with they’re territories un established
     
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    I’m also concerned with using sponges for bacteria at the same time Using copper. Does copper absorb in sponges? I’m using a big black corse sponge and a small bicolored blue and white sponge just for harboring benificial bacteria
     
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    These are the white spots on the one clown [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    This one kinda looks like a larger white patch on his fin does this look like ich
     
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    As long as they’re eating (of established in DT prior) proceed!
     
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    Copper is not absorbed by sponges, at least not marginally.
     
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    Looks like ich to me
     
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    Whew thank you I’ve been trying to find the answer to that for a few days
     
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    That larger spot on the clown's fin could be a fluke. You can try a freshwater dip if you'd like, or just do a couple of doses of Prazi-Pro 5 days to a week apart, as part of your QT regimen.

    ~Bruce
     
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    I started cupramine already could I wait until the 30 days of treatment with copper or could I mix dosage
     
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    No you can’t mix prazi and copper at the same time. From what I’ve read it results in a big bacteria bloom
     
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    You could try the fresh water dip in a black container to see if any white spots fall off (black container shows white flukes best) this won’t cure it but it will diagnose it so if there’s no flukes you just keep going with the copper. Fresh water dip is stressful to the fish so keep in mind that for weaker fish during the middle of copper treatment a FW dip could be fatal. But your circumstances are different. copper levels are super low still and clown fish are really tough
     
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    So I just tested for coppersafe and I’m at .5 I’m going to just leave it there for a couple days till everyone gets more settled in.
     
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    What would be the more important to fix first flukes or ich
     
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    So I did a 5 min fresh water dip I didn't see any flukes nothing was on the bottom of the container but the more I look at that right fine spot idk it looks weird would the fluke necessarily fall off the fin what do you guys think
    More pictures of it [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    untill a more experienced person chimes in I think it’s safe to say that’s not flukes and maybe ich
     
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    My purple fire fish won’t eat or swim much I think she may have gotten hurt or something every other fish has adjusted in their own way but this one I fear is not going to put up with the stress
     
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    It's going all right third day of bringing copper up still worried about the spot on the right fin though don't know what it is yet
     
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