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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    Yes, but for planted tanks I would not add the salt.
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    Good to note that, for those of us who take notes.
    Thank you for clarifying.
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  2. #12

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    Love this thread! This is exactly what I was looking for. I recently joined fishlore forum, but it seems I found another good home to seek advice.

    I am now dealing with ich in my tank from some recently purchased fish. I initially quarantined the blood parrot which had signs of ich, put him in a 5 gallon bucket, with heater and 1 teaspoon of salt per gallon. I ordered Ich-x on amazon, but it's gonna take about 5 days. So I figured I would start him in the salt bath for those 5 days to try to kill it that way.

    It's day 3 now and I noticed that a platy (also one of the new fish added with the blood parrot - purchased from a different store) has about 5-8 specks on both sides of its tail. So I have moved the Platy into the quarantine tank with the blood parrot.

    Remaining in my main tank is the original 3 fish that have been in the tank for the past few months (an adult blood parrot, a small lace catfish, and a platy). None of them are showing signs of ich. My thought it perhaps they have already fought the battle before and are somewhat immune to it or perhaps one of them has been a carrier and since these 2 new fish were stressed out when added to the new tank they got attacked by the ich.

    For now, I'm waiting for the ich-x to arrive. Do you guys recommend that once it arrives to put the two quarantined fish back in the main tank and then keep heat up and treat with Ich-x for 5 days?

    I want to completely kill this darn thing and make sure that the tank has no remaining presence of it. I figured treating the entire tank is the best way to go.

    I would appreciate any advice.

    I also wanted to post on this thread, because I wanted to thank Rocksor for posting his knowledge and techniques. I was thinking the exact same thing and I wanted to hear it from an experienced person. I don't want to deal with this nonsense again in the future, so I was wondering if the pros automatically treat any new fish in a quarantine tank. I watched a video from Aquarium co-op where he said he does that for all new fish.

    So going forward I'm going to follow Rocksor's method. My thought was to put any new fish in a quarantine tank for 5 days, put in a heater at 82-84, add Ich-x daily over the course of the 5 days and then remove and put in the main tank. Are there any negatives to this approach? Anything I should be aware of with this approach (such as certain fish that may have an issue with Ich-x, etc.)?


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    Welcome to the AC.

    This thread is very old, OP hasn't replied in 4+ years, so the thread will be closed.

    Unfortunately, this forum has died down to almost zero activity, you will get better/more responses here with your questions:
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    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
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