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Re: Best way to deal with Ich and Crypts and shrimp

Rebecca wrote, in part:

"I've used Coppersafe in planted tanks; crypts, java fern and anubias
were unaffected, vals turned yellow nearly overnight. "

Note that Coppersafe contains copper.  Maryn calls it "safe" because it
is chelated.  Nonetheless, Coppersafe puts copper in your tank and
plants tolerate copper only at trace levels.  Some fish can tolerate
more and arthropods, such as shrimp, generally can tolerate less.  Or
so I have read.

Malachite green and formaldehyde can be removed from the tank with good
quality fresh carbon.  Does anyone know if copper is adsorbed by

Scott H.

Scott H.

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