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    Default How Long Does It Take For A Fish Being Treated For Ich To Stop Flashing?


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    My fancy Goldfish got ich about a week ago. He is a larger Goldfish of about 6" He was flashing prior to getting the ich bumps. I thought he was playing with himself on the mirrored side of the tank until the ich showed up. I have been treating the fish tank daily with herbal remedy and aquarium salt for 6 days. Water quality has improved and all of the fish seem happier, however Julius still flashes on occasion. How soon before he starts to lose the itch?

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    You treat until 7 days after you see the last signs of ich, so if you saw any white spots two days ago, wait a week from then.

    What temp do you have the tank at?

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    The tank stays between 76 and 78 depending on time of day. I turn the Incandescent lights on if its too cool. He still has the spots. The treatment says use safely for up to ten days and it has been six. I read that at some point the spots rupture releasing the parasite larva into the tank where it can take up to four days for the cycle to begin again. So far they dont seem to have ruptured however. Julius is still itching and today is day six. I am worried that while the parasite is in the water once they rupture I will not be able to use the treatment due to the ten day cap. I can still use salt and do daily partial water changes to remove any parasites however.

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    I wonder as well what to do once the treatment is done as far as my good bacteria goes. The treatment kills bacteria and recommends taking your carbon filter out during treatment. It did not specify how to store and put back in. I have it sitting in stagnant water and wonder if I ought to be changing the water every day or If I should let the filter dry.

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    I am treating a fish with ich in my tank and he is still flashing 6 days in. He's not doing it as much but still doing it. Will he flash until it's completely gone?

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    I'm sure one of the experts here will chime in and give you some good advice, but in the meantime here's a link on treating ich: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/disease/ich.php
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    I'm no expert here, but I have had to treat ick before

    IME, all the symptoms, including the flashing, will go away once the ick is gone. How are you treating the ick ?
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    I got an Herbal Remedy from petco that won't hurt my scaleless Dojo. maintaining .3 salinity. Changing 30% water daily. Adding 1/2 tsp of herbal remedy daily. I had to take out my filter so that my good bacteria does not die. It is currently sitting in stagnant water. Should I be changing the filter's water daily?

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    As you have two threads asking the same question, I have merged them together to avoid more confusion

    I would not remove your filter as the resulting water parameter problems of toxins building up will make this a lot worse for your fish. You may not get rid of the ick in a unfiltered tank. Your O2 levels will also drop very quickly adding more potential problems to your current situation.

    I would suggest either use a med that is safe for your bacteria or the salt & heat treatment. Complete a very very large water change (as close to 100% as you can), put the filter back on, and pick one of those two treatment options
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    yeah it was giving me some problems so i went to replacing the filter at night before feeding, leaving in overnight, removing filter after daytime feeding, then treating the tank. There's a good eight hours after adding medicine w/o filter. Filter goes in for about 16 hours before I treat again. The fish do seem to feel better when I do it this way. Any advice on getting my good bacteria back up quickly once this ick thing is over?

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