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    Hey,

    I had a small stint of ich 2 weeks age which I treated with 3 doses of API Ich super cure every 48h, so 6 days in total. Given that my aquarium is at 83F, I can imagine 2-3 full life cycles of ich passed while medicated. Yesterday I readded the charcoal filter to remove the medicine.
    The surprise is today I saw 1 apistogramma scratching again, no dots just yet.

    Is it just irritated or I missed my treatment?
    To reprhase: I restart the scorched earth(water), or I wait and see if other fish restart scratching, dots reappear?

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    It is usually recommended to continue treatment for 7-10 days after the last of the ich has dropped off the fish. I would say continue treatment. I wouldn't use both medication and heat, each is stressful enough by itself and if used together there is a possibility of stressing the fish to death.
    Last edited by mommy1; 11-07-2013 at 01:42 AM.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    I agree wholeheartedly with mommy1. Ich only dies in the off the fish stage, so you need to be medicating past the ich on the fish stage to get rid of it.

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    What is more likely to harm my fish: full dose every 48h or half dose every 24h ?

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    Follow the instructions on the medication package.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Follow the instructions on the medication package.
    All medications say something like: "Add 5ml / gal. If you have sensitive fish, add half the dose". Do S american dwarf cichlids qualify as "sensitive" or tough mothers :) ?

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    Usually when ich meds talk about sensitive fish it means tetra and scaleless fish like loaches, and catfish.

    Here are the directions from the bottle,
    Directions for Use:
    For best results, remove activated carbon and continue aeration. Add one teaspoonful (5 ml) for every 5 U.S. gallons (19L) of aquarium water. Repeat dose after 48 hours. Wait another 48 hours, then change 25% of the water and add new activated carbon. Treatment may be repeated if necessary. Raising the water temperature to 82 F (28 C) speeds up the life cycle of the parasite and may hasten the treatment process.
    Caution: Some scaleless fish are sensitive to this medication; therefore, treat at 1/2 the normal dose.

    The cichlids should be fine at a full dose, but I would not raise the temperature and add the medication, it is too stressful for an already stressed fish. Other than that, follow the instructions.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Thanks a lot.

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