Can I use Cupramine for ICH?

Can I use Cupramine for ICH?

Cupramine is a superior copper treatment option for eliminating a variety of external parasites such as ich and velvet. Cupramine effectively eradicates Oodinium, Cryptocaryon, Amyloodinium, Ichthyophthirius, and other ectoparasites.

How do you use Cupramine in freshwater?

DIRECTIONS: Remove all invertebrates. Turn off UV sterilizer; remove chemical filtration. Use 1 mL (top mark of enclosed dispenser) per 40 L (10.5 US gallons) the first day, wait 48 hours, then repeat. In freshwater use half dose.

What is the best treatment for freshwater ich?

The infected fish can be moved to a quarantine tank in order to avoid treating healthy fish, and less chemical is needed in a smaller tank. Other methods, such as adding salt, increasing water temperature, and changing the water are also used by fish hobbyists to treat ich infection in an aquarium.

How fast does Cupramine work?

Some times a fish will clear up in 2 or 3 days. It is possible that a fish will still show signs 7 to 10 days later. But yes, the fish should be getting relief from new attacks even if it is still showing outward signs. The new attacks should be blocked by copper.

How long does Cupramine stay in the water?

Final copper concentration is 0.5 mg/L (0.25 mg/L in freshwater). Leave at this concentration for 14 days.

How quickly does Cupramine work?

How long do you treat with Cupramine?


  1. Ichthyophthirius (freshwater) / Cryptocaryon (saltwater) Looks like salt sprinkled on the fish’s body and fins.
  2. Suggested Treatment Period: 14 days at full concentration (0.25 mg/L for freshwater, 0.5 mg/L for saltwater)
  3. Special Considerations.

What temperature kills freshwater ich?

Although higher temperatures speed up the life cycle, you may not completely kill Ich. The only guaranteed method to remove it from the aquarium is to remove the fish completely and push the temperature above 96 degrees for at least two days.

Can you save a fish with ick?

Some in the fish keeping community even believe ich is present in any tank that holds fish. Either way, once it finds its way to your tank, you will want to act fast. Thankfully, treatment is usually effective, but you need to be prepared for a few days to over a week of treating the affected fish and water.

How long does fish keep Cupramine?

i would do at least 30 days – but yes, they will tolerate it for the entire 11 weeks. It won’t hurt them (assuming that they aren’t fish species that are extra sensative to copper). I personally treat for 4 weeks and then 4 more weeks to observe and make sure they are parasite free.

What copper level kills ich?

We use Cupramine® copper treatment and maintain a concentration of . 30 ppm for at least three weeks. Some stubborn Cryptocaryon infections require increasing the level to . 35 ppm.