Thread: Ick in a planted tank
06-16-2010, 01:33 PM #1
Ick in a planted tank
Any sugestions of traitement for ick in a planted tank with shrimps?
06-16-2010, 01:41 PM #2
06-16-2010, 01:51 PM #3
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.
06-16-2010, 02:10 PM #4
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.
06-16-2010, 02:18 PM #5
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.
06-16-2010, 03:24 PM #6
does shrimps can get ick? or they are kinda imminu
06-16-2010, 03:30 PM #7
06-16-2010, 03:33 PM #8
Ok so removing all the fishs and leaving the shrimps alone in the main tank can solve the problem. Im thinking get a 10 gallons to put all my fish in for 1 month and leave the main tank with the shrimps in , so the ick supose to die due to no host if im rite =)
06-16-2010, 03:35 PM #9
Putting all your fish in a small uncycled tank will cause another problem, too. Either way, you are in a spot right now with either the choice of killing some shrimp or killing the fish.
06-16-2010, 03:45 PM #10