Is this Ich method ok?

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jasonrusso

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So on Sunday I noticed some spots on my porcupine puffer's fins. After some
research, I found that the puffers are really prone to ich. In my tank (75
Gallon Fowler), I have a dwarf golden eel, the Porcupinefish, a coral beauty,
Dwarf Lion, Tomato clown, Yellow Tang, and a Diamond Goby. I also have some
snails and hermits as cleaners.

I'm not sure, I may have seen some white
grains on the Coral Beauty also, but it could have been sand. Either way, the
method of treatment I chose is to slowly raise the temp to 82 (I have it at 79),
use garlic on the food, and use Kick-ich for probably twice the recommended time
(from what I have read).

Can any of this be harmful? Will it work? The
outbreak is minor at this point but I don't want to wait until it is really bad.

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greech

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Unfortunately the only answer is going to be..."it might". Your 75 is pretty packed with some decent sized fish (some of which are fairly aggressive and pushing the limits of compatibility). I think you will have a hard time kicking ich even if you were to QT all the fish and treat them with copper as the stress of being reintroduced to the same system will likely cause another outbreak.
 
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