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Helped my mom set up a reef tank went to her house today and was looking at her fish kind of looked like her black snow flake has ich but I’m not 100% positive. If so would kick ich be a good remedy ? Never used but have heard it’s reef safe

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Brooklynella (early stage which is good)
Best recourse for treatment is to begin with freshwater bath followed by Formalin baths.(Typically a standard formalin solution is mixed with either fresh or saltwater in a separate treatment container). Formalin is 37% formaldehyde based and best ones are general cure and ruby rally pro. I like ruby rally
The longer the fish are exposed to the formalin treatment, the more effective it will be at eliminating this disease.
 
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Brooklynella (early stage which is good)
Best recourse for treatment is to begin with freshwater bath followed by Formalin baths.(Typically a standard formalin solution is mixed with either fresh or saltwater in a separate treatment container). Formalin is 37% formaldehyde based and best ones are general cure and ruby rally pro. I like ruby rally
The longer the fish are exposed to the formalin treatment, the more effective it will be at eliminating this disease.
Can it be done without qt ? My mom doesn’t have a qt tank but if needed we can buy one
 

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I would highly suggest getting a small QT setup for things like this. It's relatively low maintenance as long as you clean properly after giving different medications. I run two different QT systems. One is for new fish coming into my system and the other is for sick/infected fish that have already been in my system. The first is a 20g long. The second is a 10g. Bare bottom, pvc, hang-on-the-back filter, heater, ammonia alert badge.... that's about it. (this is all my preference, of course. some people run a QT differently.)

If you have a large chain pet store/fish store nearby, they usually run a $1 per gallon sale on their smaller tanks. I got both of mine from Petco and Petsmart.
 

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Can it be done without qt ? My mom doesn’t have a qt tank but if needed we can buy one
Best to have one (QT) but medic is reef safe
 

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Ok we are going to have to order meds after removing fish and putting in qt how long does it take for the disease to leave the display ?
Hate to say but 2 1/2 months
 

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Ok we are going to have to order meds after removing fish and putting in qt how long does it take for the disease to leave the display ?
6 weeks fallow for brooklynella. 76 days fallow for all strains of ich. Just to be safe, I would make it the full 76 days as @vetteguy53081 stated.
 

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6 weeks fallow for brooklynella. 76 days fallow for all strains of ich. Just to be safe, I would make it the full 76 days as @vetteguy53081 stated.
My typo .... 1 1/2 months. Fat finger typing
Thank goodness i get new Iphone 12 tomorrow with larger keypad
 

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My typo .... 1 1/2 months. Fat finger typing
Thank goodness i get new Iphone 12 tomorrow with larger keypad
I know the feeling. I refuse to make any comments on here from my phone. The number of typos or obscure things that might show up would be horrendous.
 
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Update dollar a gallon sale at petco bought a quarantine tank dosed it with rally and rid ich plus hopefully we can get it under control . Fish will be out of display for a month
 

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