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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    Me too! There is no reason to use salt, heat and medications. It's too stressful for fish to do all of the above. Most of the medications even advise not to raise the heat with medications. Ick is tough to kill. Dose as directed.

    fishmommie, can you put the snails in another container for a few days? Plants do not like salt either.

    (Never mind. I see you moved them. Did you add dechlorinator to the water?)
    Yes, I DQ'd the meds and went with straight salt and heat for the 90. ICH is GONE so I'm just giving the heat and salt several more days to make sure the tank is rid of it.

    And yes, I dechlorinated the water. So I don't know what's happening with them... Maybe they'll snap out of it yet. thanks
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple 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 Taurus
    Apple Snail FAQ just for reference.

    http://applesnail.net/content/faq.php#11
    '

    that's a great article. I bookmarked it for future reference! Thanks.
    Not sure it addresses my ich question though - unless I missed it??
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple 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 Lady Hobbs
    Me too! There is no reason to use salt, heat and medications. It's too stressful for fish to do all of the above. Most of the medications even advise not to raise the heat with medications. Ick is tough to kill. Dose as directed.
    She is using salt and heat to kill ich in the 90 gallon. It's quite an effective method. Anyway, snails do not carry ich. What you need to be careful of is not to transfer the waterborn ich along with the snails when you transfer snails from an infected tank to a quarantine tank. Snails with tolerate a bit of salt, but I can not give an exact amount.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus
    She is using salt and heat to kill ich in the 90 gallon. It's quite an effective method. Anyway, snails do not carry ich. What you need to be careful of is not to transfer the waterborn ich along with the snails when you transfer snails from an infected tank to a quarantine tank. Snails with tolerate a bit of salt, but I can not give an exact amount.
    so --- waterborn ich, from what I've read, can only survive without a fish host for 4 days, correct? If so, then qt snails for 4 days should do the trick as long as they aren't in qt with any fish.

    I guess another option, since ich can't live without water, would be to simply dry off the snail and let it sit in a bowl for a few hours (I've read they can live out of water for several days) before adding it to the tank. Or is that just too stupid for words??
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple 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 fishmommie
    so --- waterborn ich, from what I've read, can only survive without a fish host for 4 days, correct? If so, then qt snails for 4 days should do the trick as long as they aren't in qt with any fish.
    The snails have been shocked enough. I'd leave them in qt for 5 days or when you're sure the ich in the 90 is gone.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus
    The snails have been shocked enough. I'd leave them in qt for 5 days or when you're sure the ich in the 90 is gone.
    thanks buddy. Yeah - my existing snails won't return to the tank (if they make it) until the ich treatment is over.

    As for new snails - I guess I'll start to QT them for 5 days just to be safe. Appreciate it!!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple 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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    Welcome.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    the 3 snails in question (the ones i moved out of the 90 to avoid exposing them to salt) are moving again. so maybe they'll make it after all. Fingers crossed.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple 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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    They just couldn't take it anymore and went into hiding. I do the saaaame thing. Hmmm..does that make me a snail?

    Pardon me while I go contemplate my navel.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus
    They just couldn't take it anymore and went into hiding. I do the saaaame thing. Hmmm..does that make me a snail?

    Pardon me while I go contemplate my navel.
    clean the fuzz out while you're at it
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple 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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