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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    So at that temp, the ich stops reproducing, correct?...but once the temp is lowered again, new ich can recur if the substrate is not vacuumed meticulously?

    Are there ANY fish that can handle 91F for any amount of time?
    Yes, if the temperature is lowered too soon, the ich can start replicating again.

    There are quite a few fish that can do fine in 90s for a couple of weeks. There are the fish from Uruguay in South America that regularly hit temperatures in high 80s. Oscars have been found in temperatures that high, and I would imagine that discus should have no problem.

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    Properly acclimated goldfish can handle amazingly high temperatures. Their adaptability is one of the reasons they're such widespread fish. There are tropical countries, like Thailand, where goldfish breeding is taken much more seriously than here in North America, and the goldfish there show no ill effects from the heat.

    With proper aeration and a slow increase in temperature, your goldfish should tolerate at least 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, the ultimate verdict will be made by closely observing your fish as you increase the temperatures.
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    thanks for all the input. I will increase the temp slowly throughout the week and see how it goes. Only 1 has the white spots, but I have a feeling that is going to spread around. I swear, ich is like the flea of the aquatic world! Gah!
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    i do have that completely empty 125 gal tank that I could transfer them to... would a naked tank help slow the ich process or is that just an old-wives tale??
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    I think the move would stress them more, which is what you want to avoid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shalafi04 View Post
    i do have that completely empty 125 gal tank that I could transfer them to... would a naked tank help slow the ich process or is that just an old-wives tale??
    Moving them to a new tank will only save them from the ich in the substrate. It will do nothing for the ich on the fish. You have to keep moving them to a "clean" tank ,everyday for 10 days minimum, and that still isn't a guarantee that the ich will be gone.

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    heat it is than. :) Thanks all
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    Yep only way to eradicate it fully transferring to other tank will just cross contaminate that tank as well

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    So if a fish doesn't have the white spots, is that fish itself free of ich? Or is it just that the parasite has not caused the cyst yet?
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