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Old 04-22-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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Ick ?

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Old 04-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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Is this ick ?
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Ok. Got ick medicine and turned my heater up. I lowered my temp to 76 a few days ago, could that have done it ?
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Ok. Got ick medicine and turned my heater up. I lowered my temp to 76 a few days ago, could that have done it ?
I don't think the water temp change would do it, usually poor water quality, my girlfriends tank got it a while back, it really sucks.
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Ok. Got ick medicine and turned my heater up. I lowered my temp to 76 a few days ago, could that have done it ?
No, lowering your heater will not introduce ich into your aquarium. Ich is a protozoan that can only survive with a host, which means it came into your aquarium with a new fish, even if it was not immediately visible.

The best ich treatment is to raise your temperature to around 85 degrees F, (provided your fish can handle it) and dose your aquarium with aquarium/kosher salt. I don't remember the exact dosage, but it can be found online, or perhaps another member can provide the instruments. You'll also need to perform daily water changes in the beginning to remove the parasites.

I would personally recommend not using ich treatments. I find them very harsh compared to a natural salt treatment. The salt/temperature treatment is nearly 100% effective.
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I don't think the water temp change would do it, usually poor water quality, my girlfriends tank got it a while back, it really sucks.
Poor water quality can only indirectly cause ich by lowering the fish's immune system. It is not the primary cause of the ich parasite.
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No, lowering your heater will not introduce ich into your aquarium. Ich is a protozoan that can only survive with a host, which means it came into your aquarium with a new fish, even if it was not immediately visible.

The best ich treatment is to raise your temperature to around 85 degrees F, (provided your fish can handle it) and dose your aquarium with aquarium/kosher salt. I don't remember the exact dosage, but it can be found online, or perhaps another member can provide the instruments. You'll also need to perform daily water changes in the beginning to remove the parasites.

I would personally recommend not using ich treatments. I find them very harsh compared to a natural salt treatment. The salt/temperature treatment is nearly 100% effective.
Salt is good as long as you just have fish. For a planted aquarium that doesn't fly without killing all the vegetation. If you can quarantine do so but like me I had to treat the tank. I raised temp to 86 and used rid-ICH + for a few days. My loaches were COVERED in white spots and I was sure they would not survive. Maybe one day I noticed inactivity but after raising the temp and using the med it was as if they never had it. I can only vouch for rid ICH in regards to meds so I'm not promoting the use of ANY med.
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Salt is good as long as you just have fish. For a planted aquarium that doesn't fly without killing all the vegetation. If you can quarantine do so but like me I had to treat the tank. I raised temp to 86 and used rid-ICH + for a few days. My loaches were COVERED in white spots and I was sure they would not survive. Maybe one day I noticed inactivity but after raising the temp and using the med it was as if they never had it. I can only vouch for rid ICH in regards to meds so I'm not promoting the use of ANY med.
Fair enough, but who keeps two oscars in a planted tank? You might as well kill your plants with salt because they won't be around long.
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Fair enough, but who keeps two oscars in a planted tank? You might as well kill your plants with salt because they won't be around long.
Who said anything about oscars?
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Who said anything about oscars?
You're right, I jumped threads and brought the fish with me. I think the same holds true for a texas.
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