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    BN1 is hiding on the backside of the driftwood and is not eating. BN2 has been eating, but had a string of white poop and is not himself either. I checked the forum regarding constipation and the white poop and found it could be constipation or parasites. Treatment in the QT for parasites is PraziPro, which I have and for the constipation it's epsom salts ( being he's not eating, peas are not an option). Do I give both treatments at the same time, as BN1 appears constipated but BN2 does not?
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    I'd be very, very reluctant to use any kind of salt remedy on these fish. How long has this been an issue? Any chance they've been eating too many proteins.?

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    It's been an issue since Monday, when I netted the glowlights to return them to the LFS. I think BN1 got very upset about that.

    They eat broccoli, broccoli and more broccoli, algae wafers, an occasional shelled pea and the green seaweed. BN2 seems back to normal. haven't seen BN1, probably on the back side of the driftwood.
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    I also believe I have ick. several fish have the white spots. Looked it up on the forum and that is what we've got. I read the sticky on it in fish diseases, medications sound very scary. I have the 2 BNs in the tank and many of the meds are not good for them. what should I use?
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    Personally salt scares me a lot more.

    However... http://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/v....php?f=5&t=709

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    I also believe I have ick. several fish have the white spots. Looked it up on the forum and that is what we've got. I read the sticky on it in fish diseases, medications sound very scary. I have the 2 BNs in the tank and many of the meds are not good for them. what should I use?
    All you need to do to treat ich is raise the temp to at least 86 degrees (i do 88) for 2 weeks. The spots should be gone by about 5 days or so. The extra week is insurance. I don't know if its absolutely needed, but I've not found a reason to test it to find out - easy enough to just leave it up for another week.

    As for constipation - try switching to NLS as your staple food. It is easy to digest and the best food. I haven't had a single case of constipation since switching, no matter how much I may over feed. and that was about 4 years ago.
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    +1 to everything in jaysee's post.

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    Although I have read that it can work, I have never seen ich being successfully treated by just raising the temperature. This speeds up the life cycle but does not kill the free swimming parasites.
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    I have done it time and time again, as have many others. It interferes with the life cycle - simple as that.

    Here's a fish that I let get infested. I normally treat new fish for ich with heat immediately, as part of the quarantine regimen.



    After 3 days, of just heat, you can already see a marked improvement. The fish was spot free after 5 days.



    Because I preemptively treat all new fish for ich, I don't ever actually see it anymore - it's taken care of before it ever manifests itself. I started holding off on the treatment for the purpose of demonstrating the effectiveness of the method.

    Can't say you haven't seen it now ;)
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    I used salt and heat to treat the ick in my tank. At the time, I had 1 clown pleco and 1 cory catfish, along with the shoalers that had ick. I never let the temp get above 86 degrees and used 35 teaspoons of de-iodized salt for my 30 gallon tank, introducing the salt over the course of 2 days. After a week and a half, the ick was gone, and I did a big water change followed by daily 20% water changes for a few days after that to get rid of as much salt as possible. I didn't lose a single fish, and it had no effect on my cory or clown pleco.
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