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    Hi there!
    My 55 gallon tetra tank is showing signs if ick....Do any of you have suggestions for the best med to use?
    I have corys, a pleco, diamonds, black neons, congos, columbians,silver tips and rosy tetras....
    Thank you!!!

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    There are two methods - off-the-self meds is the first and easy. Meds work for most Ick, are easy to use and have good directions. Most lfs have them as do most department store (i.e. WallyMart ... I mean WalMart.) The trouble is, some Ick does not respond to Ick these commercial treatments. Then you do the standard and the method that works - high temperature and salt. Google the method but most people suggest 1, 2 or even three teaspoons of salt per 10 gal and some say tablespoon. Raising the temperature depends on the fish but for standard tropicals, 82 F or a bit higher can work well. Treatment takes at least two weeks and I've read that is just the first cycle of ick and another treatment may be needed. Again, google but do expect to read different treatment methods - so, decide on one that you feel is best for your types of fish; fish without 'scales' need half dose of salt ... one of those ... . Others here will (I hope) add their treatments that have worked with a specific dose and temp. I've never had to treat for Ick so I really have no experience expect google searches.
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    did you recently add new fish?

    if so, which and what are your current stocking #'s?

    the pleco and cory's won't enjoy the salt treatment, nor certain medications. you'll have to get copper safe meds for them.

    can you get a picture of the "signs" that you see?

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    everyone is giving you good advice. I've recently successfully treated ich with heat only. I raised the temp to 86 degrees (over a 2 day period) and kept it there for 7 days AFTER I'd seen the very last spot on my fish. I did partial water changes during this period (a good 2 weeks total) and vaced, always making certain I replace water at the same 86 degrees. After your extra 7 days, do some more partial water changes over the course of a few days and gradually lower the heat back to 78 or 80 - where ever you keep it. It worked for me. Didn't lose any fish.
    Good luck. It's a crummy thing for have to deal with - especially for the fish.
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    Hey guys,
    ok, I have 6 corys, 1 long finned pleco, 4 congos, 6 diamonds, 6 black neons, 9 rosy tetras, 6 silver tips and 5 columbians....I just added 3 diamonds and the columbians
    My tank was fishless cycled for a month and I have spent the past month and a half stocking it...
    I grabbed some Jungle Ick Clear fizz tabs (anyone use these before?) I am leary about adding salt to the tank b/c of my corys....

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    [QUOTE= I've recently successfully treated ich with heat only. I raised the temp to 86 degrees (over a 2 day period) and kept it there for 7 days AFTER I'd seen the very last spot on my fish. I did partial water changes during this period (a good 2 weeks total) and vaced, always making certain I replace water at the same 86 degrees. After your extra 7 days, do some more partial water changes over the course of a few days and gradually lower the heat back to 78 or 80 - where ever you keep it.Good luck. [/QUOTE]

    This sounds good...I treated with the Ick Clear last night when I panicked (after the bluness filtered out the water looks cloudy and awful). I sit and watch my fish ALOT, and I just noticed the salt-like crystals yesterday, so I'm sure I caught it as soon as I could. I'm going to do a water change now and start to slowly increase the temp...it's at about 78 now. .....86 sounds high, but i'll do it....

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    You should do several daily water changes in a row to get rid of the medication. Your fish should be okay with the 86 temp. check their profiles and their suggested high end water temp. Remember that those are ideal temps and many can stand several degrees higher for limited periods of time. If some of them start acting stressed - like not eating or swimming up and down erratically after a few days of heat treatment - then you might want to net them and put them in a QT and treat them separately. but I don't think you'll have to resort to that.
    Good luck and keep us posted. Ich is a horrible thing to go through - I think it stressed me as much as it did the fish :o(
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishywish View Post
    86 sounds high, but i'll do it....
    All my new fish get mandatory heat treatments while in quarantine. I haven't found a fish that couldn't handle it.
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