i need help w/ copper safe

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hI i've a problem my fish got ich. I got copper safe. that's what they gave me in the store for ich, but on the bottle it says: "use 1 teaspoon for 4 galons of water, treats water for 1 month". does that mean I have to add 1 teaspoon per 4 gallons every day for a month? or just 1 teaspoon is for the whole month?

has anybody ever used copper safe? i'm confused about how 2 use it :-\
 
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my fishes had ich for like a week now but I can't use coppersafe cause I dunno how, can I wait long w/ ich?
 

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Do a really large water change and then follow the directions. Most medications work by building up to a certain concentration. That's why it says to use it for that length of time.
What kind of fish do you have?
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hi. thanks 4 writing me! I have a couple o' zebra danios, that's it. my problem's that I don't undertand those instructions, maybe u can help me. on the bottle it says USE 1 TEASPOON FOR 4 GALLONS OF WATER. TREATS WATER FOR ONE MONTH. that's exacly what it says ther. my question is do I use 1 teaspoon per 4 g's just once a month, or do I use 1 teaspoon per 4g's every day for 30 days (a month) ? what do u think those instruction say?
 

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Here's what I would do.
First, do a largesh water change, say 35%.
After replacing the water, add the copper safe as directed at 1 teaspoon per 4 gallons.
As you do your water changes , replace the medicine in a like amount.
For every 4 gallons you take out, when you replace the water, add another teaspoon of copper safe.

Personally, I keep most of my fish at 82F, and do not have problems with ich, as it does not live at that high a temperature inits free swimming stage.

hope this helps,

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all rite Dino thanks man, thanks 4 helpin me! I ccan't real wait anylonger the ich is killing my fish so this is wha I'll do: I'll add 1 teaspoon per 4 g's of water only once a month, & if I make water change in that month I'll add as much coppersafe as I took out, rite? thanks man
 

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