Ick spots 1 month into copper treatment?

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I am sure they are disappearing and reappearing. I've tried watching/looking at pictures and seeing if they return in same spots but they would take more than 36 hours to return and when they did I didn't see much correlation. His appetite is still strong, the other fish still have no symptoms, and I haven't noticed any stringy poo yet either. I haven't seen him flashing like the fish were when I started treatment and this would be the sickest he has been.

I can probably just wait a bit longer and see if another fish starts breaking out.
 
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I am sure they are disappearing and reappearing. I've tried watching/looking at pictures and seeing if they return in same spots but they would take more than 36 hours to return and when they did I didn't see much correlation. His appetite is still strong, the other fish still have no symptoms, and I haven't noticed any stringy poo yet either. I haven't seen him flashing like the fish were when I started treatment and this would be the sickest he has been.

I can probably just wait a bit longer and see if another fish starts breaking out.
Or, you could just call it and start the copper up again to see if that helps?
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If that is what you think I should do. If I put the copper back in I am locking in for another 30-40 days of copper treatment right?
Well, 30 days at most, but it shouldn’t have come back after the first run (grin).
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Well, 30 days at most, but it shouldn’t have come back after the first run (grin).
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Yeah I'm going to make the QT the only active tank in the house and take all my current gear to be sterilized. I will also run the copper level closer to 2.6 than 2.4. Hopefully that will fix this.

Does ick/fish disease die if I put all my gear, dry, in a box, in the garage for a month? or would I be better off just filling it with water and white vinegar then leaving the gear in tank while the pumps run for a bit?
 

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Yeah I'm going to make the QT the only active tank in the house and take all my current gear to be sterilized. I will also run the copper level closer to 2.6 than 2.4. Hopefully that will fix this.

Does ick/fish disease die if I put all my gear, dry, in a box, in the garage for a month? or would I be better off just filling it with water and white vinegar then leaving the gear in tank while the pumps run for a bit?

Vinegar is a poor sterilizing agent. Chlorine is better.

Soaking all tank tools overnight in freshwater and then allowing them to dry completely also works well (like 3 days).

Jay
 
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