Purple tang ick

ramullins86

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My purple tang has white spots that looks like ick. I don’t think I can catch it as I have a lot of rock work. Is there anything I can do? It was in a qt tank for 3 weeks with no issues it has been in the DT for about 3 weeks now an I notice it has two spots on its body an a couple on it’s fine. None of the other fish have any visible spots.
 

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You choices for ick are feed your fish very healthy foods (ditch almost anything from the fish store) and make them as comfortable as possible. Or catch all of your fish, put them in qt with copper, and leave your main tank fishless for 45 days.

Those are your only options imo. Any miracle cures in a bottle are scams
 

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I had the same problem, my purple tang got it, I used polyp lab medic to no joy, in the end it was too late by the time I took it to the Lfs for qt, reduce lighting hours to a minimum, feed 3x a day with algae based food, and mysis, and cross your fingers and pray to the fish gods in affraid, if your tang has been eating a lot it should have a decent immune system, but the problem is you will always have the ich in your tank, sorry and I hope you get a better result than I did
 
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Like some have mentioned pictures would help with a better diagnosis. Can’t really just off spots as it just could be debris, sand, etc. Before any decision making try posting a picture please!
 

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