View Full Version : My Poor Baby Severum has Ich :(

09-04-2007, 05:29 PM
I'm treating with salt and heating the water. I sure hope he can fight it, I love that little guy :( He seems to be the only one in the tank with a problem.
Will the salt be harmful to any other inhabitants? They are:
-clown loaches
-silver dollars
-bosemani rainbows

09-04-2007, 05:55 PM
the neons and clown loaches will be harmed. poor guy!

09-04-2007, 07:04 PM
you could use ick away, my little tetras had ich a little over a week ago and that stuff cured them in a couple days

09-04-2007, 08:57 PM
yeah the clown loaches have no scales therefore salt= bad news. Try putting your severum in a hospital tank with hot water, salt, daily Large water changes and hope for the best.

09-04-2007, 09:25 PM
I'm very sorry to hear about that. :( I hope that he/she gets better soon!!!!

09-04-2007, 11:06 PM
Quickest way to eliminate the ich is a saltwater dip. Get some marine sea salt, mix it in a container, bring it to the same temp as its tank. Let the severum swim around in it for a few minutes, or til it shows distress, then put the little severum in a quarantine tank for a few weeks. The fish can handle the salt, the parasites can't. If you do it this way, you won't endanger your helathy fish.


09-05-2007, 02:36 PM
Hmm, the saltwater dip sounds like a good plan, though I don't have a "quarantine tank" I only have my 10g whith is housing 2 cories, a guppy, 2 molly fry and a SAE. I could put the severum in there...HOWEVER I noticed today that one of my neons also has the ich...so now what? should i just medicate the whole 100g tank with an ich med???

09-05-2007, 02:38 PM
i guess treat the whole tank. thats gonna need alot of meds!

09-05-2007, 02:43 PM
I know. I'm gonna have to stock up :(

09-05-2007, 11:29 PM
Sry to hear that. Yes, stock up on all the meds you can, I have a big tool box full of just meds for anything.