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  1. #11


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by fishywish View Post
    eeks...I don't have a QT tank at present....actually the white spots have decreased since this morning. Is that possible? It's late here now, but I will do a few more water changes in the morning...
    You guys have been so halpful! Thank you!!!
    It is possible because the Ich has a few stages of it's life cycle:
    1: you see the spots on the fish (means you are too late for removing any other fish)
    2: spots go away, and the ich lives in the water column/substrate to multiply
    3: re attaches to fish

    so that is why the recommended treatment is to continue things at least 4-7 days post visible signs of the ich because it is in the other stage of it's life.

    (sadly this is why QT's are too important to not have, I risked it for 7months on a tank and after I got ich, it wasn't worth the stress to not have a QT)

    clean water,
    high temps
    lots of O2
    meds that are safe

    will get you through this.

  2. #12


    0 Not allowed!
    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.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

  3. #13


    0 Not allowed!
    I don't understand why you would treat with medication for one day then remove it all and switch treatments. Pick one treatment and stick with it.

    Heat of 86 degrees.........OR......
    An Ick Medication with temps of about 82........OR....
    Adding aquarium salt to a tank of about 82 (1 T. per 5 gallon)

    With the heat treatment or with the medication treatment, add an airstone or drop the water level for more oxygen lev els. Remove all charcoal from the filter if using medication.

    Pick a treatment and stick with it rather than switching around mid way through it.
    Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 02-21-2013 at 12:39 PM.

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