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    Did a 30% water change and deep cleaning of much of the substrate. While I can't verify 100% that all of my fish are alive (tank heavily planted in the back and I appear to have not found 3 fish yet) I have not found any bodies. 1 cardinal, 1 bloodfin and 1 black neon unaccounted for. Snail and clown pleco still alive. Temperature runs 85-88 depending on which part of the tank I measure. Spots appear to be decreasing. I have not seen any on the bloodfins at all and only 1 orange flame seems affected. Several of the black neons and cardinals still show some spots, but only 1 of each is particularly bad. All fish are acting normally and remain very hungry. So far so good!

    About how long until spots disappear? I'm 6 days into heat treatment. Thanks!

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    I have had it take a full week before spots were gone, and sometimes I would see a couple after this. Just stay on course, you are doing things correctly in my view. Maintain the heat for another 5 days, then turn down the heater and let the tank slowly reduce temperature. Do not do anything to force a temp reduction, as this can "aid" ich because sudden temperature drops stress fish.

    I say 5 days, but if you detect problems from the fish, like rapid breathing or hanging near the surface, reduce it sooner.


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    0 Not allowed!
    UPDATE: No dead fish, no signs of major stress, and NO WHITE SPOTS! I plan on doing another water change either tonight or tomorrow, then reducing the temperature gradually beginning tomorrow. I am pleasantly surprised and very happy the tank suffered no fish loss (the snail seems to be doing well too)!

    Thanks all!

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    0 Not allowed!
    It's great to hear success.

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