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So my yellow tang has black spot disease (black ich) .. not the worst thing in the world but first time treating it myself. Prazipro seems to be the go to treatment. Really my question is has anyone actually dosed directly into display as I’m reading many have. Is it truly coral and invert safe. Let me know reefers
 

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Yes reef safe but will kill tube worm, feather dusters, bristle worms, etc. Some reefers have had issues with it upsetting their anemones.
 

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Prazi is the best option. It is reef safe to a extent. I've used it several times in display tanks over the years. It will make your skimmer go crazy along with irritate corals and inverts. Personally I have not experienced any major negative results.
 
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My condy anemone is luckily on his own rock that I can move into my other tank for the time being. I’ll have to hope for the best for my coral. Should I run my skimmer no cup as to not skim out the treatment ? Also should remove carbon right?
 
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My condy anemone is luckily on his own rock that I can move into my other tank for the time being. I’ll have to hope for the best for my coral. Should I run my skimmer no cup as to not skim out the treatment ? Also should remove carbon right?
No skimmer cup and no carbon.
 
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I was going to run chemi clean for a bit of Cyano before this came up. Need to take same measures equipment wise.. do you think running it at the same time will be to much at once? Medicate then run the chemi at a later time
 

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I was going to run chemi clean for a bit of Cyano before this came up. Need to take same measures equipment wise.. do you think running it at the same time will be to much at once? Medicate then run the chemi at a later time
I wouldn't run them both. Both Chemiclean and prazi decrease the oxygen in the water.
 

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I have two clowns with black ick. They have been in QT for 4 weeks. I have done 4 treatments of prazipro (each one week apart) and they still have the black spots. I am now feeding food with Fenbendazole. Today is third day with the Fenbendazole.

still no change. Still have black spots that come and go.

I’m at a loss. Not sure what to do next. Maybe formalin Bath?

but me personally, I would not treat the DT.
 

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I have two clowns with black ick. They have been in QT for 4 weeks. I have done 4 treatments of prazipro (each one week apart) and they still have the black spots. I am now feeding food with Fenbendazole. Today is third day with the Fenbendazole.

still no change. Still have black spots that come and go.

I’m at a loss. Not sure what to do next. Maybe formalin Bath?

but me personally, I would not treat the DT.
Have you tried FW bath's every 2-3 days?
 

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15 min is too long, I wouldn't do more than 5 min.
That what I thought, was told by LFS that the black Ick needed more time in FW, and to watch the fish and remove if they look really bad. It was 15 min Of torture for me and the fish.

what about a hydrogen peroxide in salt water bath? Has anyone heard of this working for black ick? I’ve read it’s less traumatic on the fish, but can’t find if it helps black Ick.
 

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That what I thought, was told by LFS that the black Ick needed more time in FW, and to watch the fish and remove if they look really bad. It was 15 min Of torture for me and the fish.

what about a hydrogen peroxide in salt water bath? Has anyone heard of this working for black ick? I’ve read it’s less traumatic on the fish, but can’t find if it helps black Ick.
@Humblefish what are your thoughts on this?
 
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@Humblefish what are your thoughts on this?
Humblefish's posting on H2O2

 

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thats good stuff. Thanks for the link. I’m going to try it.
Good luck. Keep us in the loop. There's lots of interest in using H2O2 recently. Good, poor or bad, more info would be awesome.
 
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I read that if prazipro didn’t work it was prob something else.. are all the specks pepper sized or do some vary in size more like a patch
 

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I read that if prazipro didn’t work it was prob something else.. are all the specks pepper sized or do some vary in size more like a patch
Definitely could be. I think a skin scrape put under a microscope will give you a better idea.
 
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