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Orange Spotted Filefish Ich Treatment

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Recently I purchased an orange spotted filefish at my local fish store. It has white spots on it that I assume is Ich. It's readily eating mysis right now and I was wondering where to start in terms of treatment. I have a bottle of Cupramine but I wanted some advice from the forum.

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From what I have read from other uses, you need quarantine all fish in a QT and have your main tank go fallow for 8 weeks. Not sure what medication you need to use in the QT though, maybe someone else can help with that 

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5 hours ago, Humblefish said:

Can you post pics of the filefish (under white light) showing the white spots? It could be something else (like Lymphocystis) which doesn't require treatment.

 

If it is Ich, I recommend tank transfer method for such a sensitive fish:  https://www.nano-reef.com/forums/topic/401944-tank-transfer-method-fish-treatment-information/

I don't know if I can get an accurate pic as I am using my phone camera. The white spots are a little hard to capture on its blue skin. I'll try to get some pics though.

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2 minutes ago, Humblefish said:

@FrostedShells20 Unfortunately, I’m not seeing anything definitive. Are the white dots only on the body or the fins as well?

 

Sometimes Lympho starts out looking a lot like Ich: https://www.nano-reef.com/forums/topic/403444-lymphocystis-fish-disease-information/

There are a few dots on the fins maybe like 2 or 3. Most of them are on the body, not a lot but upon closer inspection they are noticeable. I'm not sure I can do the TTM as I have 1 quarantine tank on hand that I just set up. 

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11 hours ago, FrostedShells20 said:

There are a few dots on the fins maybe like 2 or 3. Most of them are on the body, not a lot but upon closer inspection they are noticeable. I'm not sure I can do the TTM as I have 1 quarantine tank on hand that I just set up. 

I've never tried it on an Orange Spotted Filefish, but I have successfully used both copper and chloroquine on other filefish.

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4 hours ago, Humblefish said:

I've never tried it on an Orange Spotted Filefish, but I have successfully used both copper and chloroquine on other filefish.

I read up that Cupramine is a bit harsh, are there any other copper treatments that don't take as much of a toll on the fish? Or would it be fine to just stay with Cupramine? Sorry for all the questions lol

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21 hours ago, FrostedShells20 said:

I read up that Cupramine is a bit harsh, are there any other copper treatments that don't take as much of a toll on the fish? Or would it be fine to just stay with Cupramine? Sorry for all the questions lol

IME; Chelated copper products (e.g. Copper Power or Coppersafe) are gentler than using Cupramine.

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