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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    If your not positive it can not be ick, then maybe it is ick

    I remember am remembering correctly, you had to deal with ick before but I can not remember when. The ick parasite can live in the substrate for around 3 or 4 weeks (not to sure on the exact lenght of time) before it becomes free swimming and can infect a fish.
    I first set up the tank back in August, did a fishless cycle, added fish 9-17, had an ich outbreak 9-23. treated for several days with heat and salt and saw 0 spots as of 9-30. slowly reduced heat over 4 days and have not seen ich since.

    So, it's been 3 months since that episode.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    No new plants or decorations?

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    The lenght of time the ick can stay dormant in the substrate certainly is topic that can be debated. I know in marine set-up the virus can stay dormant for up to three months, but I have never been able to find a maximum lenght of time for freshwater envirnments

    From what I have read, sometimes fish can build up a bit of a toloerance to ick so when they do get it, it doesn't last very long and is not very noticeable. It can be missed until one fish gets it and they do not have a resisitance to it

    Reguardless of were it came from or how it got there, the more I look at your pic, the more I think it is ick
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    No new plants or decorations?

    Come to think of it, I did add some floating hornwort a couple of weeks ago.
    Also added it to my 30 and my 5.
    Got it from a reputable guy on aquabid ....
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Good diagnosis Kingfisher.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Thank you all for weighing in.
    Even though these spots do not look like the ich spots I dealt with back in Sept and even though I have added no new stock since 12-4, and even though no other fish are showing signs , BECAUSE I treated with prazi pro on 12-16, and because I trust you guys I'm going to go with your collective diagnosis and treat for ich.

    I have snails in the tank so I want to stay away from copper safe.
    Also, when I treated in Sept, I used only heat and salt. So I'd like to try a medication that might have a better shot at killing it once and for all. I've been reading just now and the more I read the less certain I feel about which one to use?

    Is there a NON copper based medication you can suggest that will not also kill my BB or stain my silk plants or silicon seal?

    thanks again, guys, I really appreciate this.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Quick Cure or Ick Guard does not contain cooper. But it seems to me you treated with salt/heat before and it didn't work so you then went to the medications. At least that's my memory which isn't too hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    Quick Cure or Ick Guard does not contain cooper. But it seems to me you treated with salt/heat before and it didn't work so you then went to the medications. At least that's my memory which isn't too hot.
    My memory isn't too hot either Hobbs. that's why I wrote it all down. What I did before was panic, dose with copper safe, then lost an angel and panicked again then did W/C's to get rid of the copper safe then switched to heat and salt - which did eventually kill it.

    Okay. i'm taking the grandkids to a movie this pm so we'll stop by the LFS and get either the Quick Cure or the Ick Guard.

    Man I hate this. and oh - you asked about adding a 3rd BP (your memory is better than you think). That was back in October. The only thing new is the hornwort 2 weeks ago.

    So unless the ich came in on that, Cliff is probably right ... it just didn't get completely killed the end of Sept and for some reason this guy picked it up. He was really shy for the first 2 weeks so it was hard to get a good look at him but lately he's been much more social and eating much better so I get to see more of him. Maybe he had a touch of it when I got him. He'd been in QT for me at the LFS (along with the jurupari) for at least 2 weeks before I brought them home on 12-4 - maybe that wasn't enough time. However, he came from a tank known to the LFS owner (a woman who works for him) and she's meticulous about her tanks. Guess you just never know.

    In any event. Thanks again.
    Last edited by fishmommie; 12-31-2012 at 04:14 PM.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - Compass 
    this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass 
    No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass thank you for the filter! - RiversGirl 
    for the fun game! - SeaLady Thank you very very much!! - Compass Love the games. Thank you :) - rebecca_finny TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks for your help & points. - metweezer 

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    If you added the fish at the beginning of this month he very well may have come in with ich and just wasn't showing any signs yet.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1
    If you added the fish at the beginning of this month he very well may have come in with ich and just wasn't showing any signs yet.
    Yeah - that's what I'm starting to think.
    thanks again. Really appreciate the time and attention.
    Off to get Ick Guard or Quick Cure today.

    Happy New Year everyone
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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