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    Hello

    Any sugestions of traitement for ick in a planted tank with shrimps?

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    Try raising the temperature to over 88F and leave it there until no signs of ich remain.

    Other choice remove fish to QC, treat them there. If the main stays fishless for a month the ich will be gone as no hosts exist.

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    Those temps would scare me. I would net out as many shrimp as you can find, put them in something else and drop in some Ick Medication. If you miss a few shrimp, they will replace themselves.

    Air stones no matter if you use high heat or medications. Both deplete tank of oxygen.

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    That is why i suggest moving the fish to another tank. Treat them there with whatever ich med the poster likes.

    Meanwhile the main tank will happily go along making shrimp and ridding itself of ich. In a month when the fish are cured the tank will be clean and all is well.

    For what it is worth I have raised temps that high many times, nothing really suffered and the ich did die. Aeration is a must.

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    blesser.....If you quarantined new fish before adding to your main tank, you could avoid this problem. I have a little 5 gallon I keep just for this reason. Cost me $8 plus a cheapie filter. So much easier than having this problem a couple weeks down the road.

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    does shrimps can get ick? or they are kinda imminu

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    Ok so i put my tank at 30 C / 86 F , i bought Seachem Paraguard , never tested it before but i know is much less toxic than other product. The day after the ick is almost gone, ill keep the traitement for 2 weeks.

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