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I got home from snowplowing (4 a.m.) noticed my Helfrichi Firefish had noticable cysts, the dreaded ich. I've battled it alot and lost some of my favorite fish to the dumb disease, I wasn't about to let my helffer die. So i picked up some Garlic Xtreme by kent, I'll tell you what guys theres alot of speculation and such about "garlic" as a cure but my fish seem to be doing better ALL cysts are gone.(knock on wood) I just wanted to share my expierence. I'm not sure if this will help anyone or not. But one more plug Kent marine Garlic Xtreme :victory:
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Don't be surprised if you see a bigger outbreak of ick in about 3-7 days. Usually when you see the fish clear up it's because the ick has dropped off to reproduce. You may want to plan on a QT tank just in case...

I tried Garlic Extreme before, it did not work for me. The only thing that worked for me was to remove all fish and give them the hypo treatment for 6 weeks. This kills all the parasites on the fish, and leaving the tank without fish for 6 weeks kills off all the parasites in the tank.

I did have a case where the fish became immune to the ick (without treatment), but I fear the tank may have a "subclinical" case of it (so that a newly added fish may come down with a full blown case of ick).

Let us know if it comes back, or if your ick free a month from now.

Good Luck, I hope your fish make it! Ick sure is a nasty bug...
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