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    Quick update

    By the time I got the kids out of the movie my Local indy FS was closed. Sign said something about closed early to celebrate New Year. Go figure.

    So I had to settle for Petco and all they had for copper free Ich treatment was a Kordon product called Ich Attack

    It's an herbal formula that the manager of the fish dept says she uses with much success It says it will treat ich, protozoons and dinoflagellates, will not hurt snails or other invertebrates. Ingredients: 5% active ingredients(multiple natural herbals containing Naphthoquinone) and 95% inert ingredients.

    I did some more checking on line when I got home and while it wasn't what I would have chosen, I'm liking what I'm reading about the product.

    Removed the carbon from my canister this evening after I get the kids fed and started treatment. I'll let you know how it works - or if anyone has used it, maybe you can let me know your results.
    thanks again
    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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    Just an FYI - today it's very apparent the green sev has ich - so good call everyone. I think I was in total denial. Could not understand how ich could possibly infect my tank so did not want to recognize it.
    FWIW - his spots are much smaller today but more prevalent and I did see him glancing once.
    Anyway - thanks again. Fingers crossed this Kordon product works.
    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've come into this thread rather late, but I also would say that was ich. In the video you can see the sev also has a spot just by/on his eye as well.

    Oh dear, what a pain of a start to the new year. Still, you have caught it early so hopefully you can treat it, up the heat, and fingers crossed it will go away.

    Let us know how things progress.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~
    ~ My 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    I used that ich attack on my tank bout 7 months ago when I had ich on my rams.

    either the med worked wonders, or my entire treatment thing did-but i didn't lose a fish during this treatment:

    I dosed 1/2-3/4 the recommended amount of the ich attach (just personal belief on meds)
    raised water temp to 86
    dropped water level 1inch to have lots and lots of O2 mixed in
    added some salt (pending if your fish can take it) and by some, I mean like 1/4 the recommended dose, IF that.
    then did massive frequent water changes. I'm talking at least 4 times a week at 70%. and in those water changes, I was aggressive with the gravel vac to get the ich eggs.

    i know i'll get shot down for the overkill, but hey, it worked and I didn't mind the extra effort. you'll find your balance out of what everyone recommends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank
    I used that ich attack on my tank bout 7 months ago when I had ich on my rams.

    either the med worked wonders, or my entire treatment thing did-but i didn't lose a fish during this treatment:

    I dosed 1/2-3/4 the recommended amount of the ich attach (just personal belief on meds)
    raised water temp to 86
    dropped water level 1inch to have lots and lots of O2 mixed in
    added some salt (pending if your fish can take it) and by some, I mean like 1/4 the recommended dose, IF that.
    then did massive frequent water changes. I'm talking at least 4 times a week at 70%. and in those water changes, I was aggressive with the gravel vac to get the ich eggs.

    i know i'll get shot down for the overkill, but hey, it worked and I didn't mind the extra effort. you'll find your balance out of what everyone recommends.
    Appreciate the info Mizzou. thanks! I'm gradually upping the temp right now but with grand kids here through tomorrow can't get too aggressive with water changes. So, will hold it around 80 thru wed and apply meds full strength. Then I think I'll for for your method, cut back on the meds, up the heat and make the W/C. I, too, prefer less medication but I want to get rid of this stuff. Still in partial denial that I've got it :o( but know it's a fact.

    How long did you keep up this regime? 4 days after you saw the last spot or did you do even longer?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank

    i know i'll get shot down for the overkill, but hey, it worked and I didn't mind the extra effort. you'll find your balance out of what everyone recommends.
    Not much to shoot down. I think it was a good, aggressive method to treat ich without over use of medication.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Thanks Taurus,

    fishmommie:
    I kept up the treatment about 4-5 days post the last visible sign of ich on the fish.

    after that time, I did one more big big water change or 2 in a row to get rid of nearly all the med/salt etc.

    then I kept a close eye on the fish, all of them, but moreso the ones that were infected.

    then everything was back to normal.

    others here will say the meds will do it alone, and that by doing so many water changes, it doesn't allow the med to take full effect on the fish. I know on prior threads-escamosa has made solid points on how successful they were in their treatments.

    so just take it as a grain of salt...
    sorry horrible pun for when your fish is sick, but i couldn't resist.

    good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank
    Thanks Taurus,

    fishmommie:
    I kept up the treatment about 4-5 days post the last visible sign of ich on the fish.after that time, I did one more big big water change or 2 in a row to get rid of nearly all the med/salt etc.then I kept a close eye on the fish, all of them, but moreso the ones that were infected.then everything was back to normal.
    others here will say the meds will do it alone, and that by doing so many water changes, it doesn't allow the med to take full effect on the fish. I know on prior threads-escamosa has made solid points on how successful they were in their treatments.
    Again, I really appreciate the info. I'm on top of it. Still medicating and slowly raising temp. Just want this stuff gone for once and for all. THANKS!
    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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    One of the reasons it is recommended to use either salt and heat or medications and not both at the same time is because they both lower the dissolved oxygen in the water. I know you probably know this, but just to be sure I'm going to remind you, you need to add an air-stone or lower the water level so there is plenty of surface agitation for gas exchange while treating for ich, especially if you are using both medications and heat.
    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
    One of the reasons it is recommended to use either salt and heat or medications and not both at the same time is because they both lower the dissolved oxygen in the water. I know you probably know this, but just to be sure I'm going to remind you, you need to add an air-stone or lower the water level so there is plenty of surface agitation for gas exchange while treating for ich, especially if you are using both medications and heat.
    Thanks and I appreciate the reminders. The airstone is in, the temp is only up to 81 at this point (I generally keep it around 78), and by the time I get the heat up higher, I'll have the water lever lower stilwith lots of surface agitation and will be cutting the meds in half.
    Hate this stuff! Seeing a few spots now on the yellow sev and the BP's, which I anticipated but so far, that's it. Hopefully, I caught it in time to avoid a major outbreak and any losses.
    Even though I know all the right things to do, when it's MY tank, not someone else's, it's more difficult to stay calm LOL so the tips are all very much appreciated
    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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