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jaiko1975
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PostSubject: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/7/2012, 8:50 am

Well this is the first ick outbreak i had in years.. i purchased 3 black neon tetras for my 55g behold 3 days latter they were cover with ick they all died within a 3 day span, Now im about to loose all my plecos, brittle nose,clown and common along with a kuli loach and rainbow shark.

I know i should quarantine the neon's before introducing them in the tank..but i had a brain fart.

whats the best ick medication out there now on days?

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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/7/2012, 8:57 am

Heater and salt man! Raise the heat gradually to 84 and add NaCL 1 teaspoon per 5 gallons. Do the salt gradually too. Dilute the salt in a quart conatainer and add while the heat is rising. Once you see the white spots start to disappear (a few days to a week) do a deep substrate vac with a 50% water change. Keep heat and salt at this level for three weeks. Follow up with more substrate vacs to make sure its gone!!! This way you don't kill your BB with chemicals and you should have all this stuff at home.

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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/7/2012, 10:19 am

done raising the temp 79 now slowly adding dissolve salt

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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/7/2012, 10:22 am

Do the salt slow. Your scaleless friends will appreciate it.
This is the best method I have used for ick. It cost nothing really and really effective.

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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/7/2012, 10:31 am

it sucks man i always buy fish from this place never had a problem..now there going to hear me later on today wend i go there... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/7/2012, 10:36 am

Yeah you really have to know the place. I have yet to find a store that I can drop fish right in. Doubt I ever will unless its my store.

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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/7/2012, 10:56 am

Sorry to here you lost some fish!I agree with adding salt and raising the temp.I always keep my tanks at 84 degrees and never have a problem with ich! Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! 772341 usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/7/2012, 8:24 pm

thank you guys i think my heater went poo,,lol

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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/8/2012, 7:47 am

jaiko1975 wrote:
thank you guys i think my heater went poo,,lol
No problem. That sucks about the heater.

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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/8/2012, 1:17 pm

put in a meriland stealth heaters in there see if that works

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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/8/2012, 1:33 pm

I have one myself. No problems at all.

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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/8/2012, 2:10 pm

jaiko1975 wrote:
thank you guys i think my heater went poo,,lol

haha, cute

good luck on the Ich. I had a bout a couple months and like you, it's been a while ever seeing ich in my tanks. the temp/salt thing worked. thing is my heater half pooed; the tank was at 82 degrees and i still got ich
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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/8/2012, 3:24 pm

They say it can survive temps up to 86. I think that's a bit high for fish but its worth a shot.

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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/8/2012, 8:09 pm

Yes ick can survive temps in the 90s. They found that out in Flordia. Quik cure is ajso a good treatment. On scaleless fish half dose and half dose of formalin.
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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/17/2012, 9:04 pm

in the rare event my fish get ick. i usually get the tank temp gradually from 25*C to 32*C (78*F to 90*F) over the course of a 2-3 days. and then keep it at that temp until the ick is gone.

and add perhaps a teaspoon of salt to the filter a day for 3 days

i think the salt does a better job more so than the heat. but no harm in using both, it can only help
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PostSubject: Re: Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ick Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime1/17/2012, 9:36 pm

So jaiko1975 how is the treatment coming along?

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