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Thread: Platy - Ich?

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    As long as you are vacuuming your substrate well to get rid of the babies, you will hopefully see the spots disappear - then keep it up for at least another week or two to make sure you get everything to die off.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by imma24 View Post
    As long as you are vacuuming your substrate well to get rid of the babies, you will hopefully see the spots disappear - then keep it up for at least another week or two to make sure you get everything to die off.
    So i better start cleaning the gravel. Should i perform water change?
    Dimitris

  3. #33

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    Well, when you vacuum the substrate, you will be removing water too - fresh water never hurts : )
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by imma24 View Post
    Well, when you vacuum the substrate, you will be removing water too - fresh water never hurts : )
    I use this

    http://www.sera.de/en/products/in_ca...l-cleaner.html

    So i have to manualy replace the water ;-)
    Dimitris

  5. #35

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    Ahhh - unfamiliar with those - cool device.

    Yes, it would be a good idea to change the water too - anytime a fish is ill, fresh water is a good idea - as long as you aren't using meds, try one change a day along with a gravel vac.

    I read a post not too long ago of someone who treated fish with ich in a quarantine tank that had no substrate and the poster could see all the eggs that fell to the floor and was able to vacuum them up - with substrate they can hide so it's important to be thorough.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    + to what Imma has said
    also, when you do the water changes (and I'd do one every 3 days or so) make certain the new water is 86F. It's important to keep the temp steady. It's also important to use enough dechlorinator with every water change to treat the entire tank. so if you do a 50% water change still add enough conditioner/dechlorinator for 100% of the water in the tank. Does that make sense?
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    + to what Imma has said
    also, when you do the water changes (and I'd do one every 3 days or so) make certain the new water is 86F. It's important to keep the temp steady. It's also important to use enough dechlorinator with every water change to treat the entire tank. so if you do a 50% water change still add enough conditioner/dechlorinator for 100% of the water in the tank. Does that make sense?
    Yeap, i got it ;-) :-)
    Dimitris

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    You are getting excellent advice from fishmommie and imma24, they are very experienced and WILL help you get rid of this ich mess...stick with what they are telling you, I am hoping that you lose no fish in the process....good luck to you
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    First water change after the spots appeared has been completed. Dechlorinator was used, gravel was cleaned, 50% of the water changed and i also add Aquavital bactosprint. Temperature was kept steady during the whole procedure. Hope i didnt do anything i shouldnt.
    Dimitris

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkatsariotis View Post
    First water change after the spots appeared has been completed. Dechlorinator was used, gravel was cleaned, 50% of the water changed and i also add Aquavital bactosprint. Temperature was kept steady during the whole procedure. Hope i didnt do anything i shouldnt.
    What is Aquavital bactosprint? If it's not a dechlorinator, why would you use it? just curious.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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