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Old 03-03-2005, 03:09 PM   #11
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I don't know if this was mentioned but snails cannot get ich... ich is a host specific parasite and needs a FISH host... a snail isn't a fish... also most copper based meds will kill snails.
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:24 PM   #12
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Ok no I don't think any one answered that, so thanks I kinda figured that now because my snails are fine. But I did use an ick treatment Wardleys Ick Away is what I used. Hopefully I didn't hurt them with that, but they seem fine. I knew it was a fish host but I didn't know about the ick floating down to the bottom and then attaching to the snails and somehow they maybe able to get sick from that. But it doesn't look like it so far.
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Old 03-03-2005, 06:23 PM   #13
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How many gallons is the tank the goldfish were in? Do you what temperature the water was (when they got the ich)?
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They were in a 29 gallon and the temp was 72 before they got the ick.
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Old 03-03-2005, 07:20 PM   #15
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Was there a significant change in temp or almost always was at that temp?
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Old 03-04-2005, 02:18 PM   #16
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Well i wouldn't say significant, but at night it does get cooler in here, but not much.
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Old 03-09-2005, 01:54 PM   #17
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Well just wanted you guys to know that now my Betta has little white spots. I tried to take a picture but didn't turn out very well.
I don't know what to do, don't want to kill my snails which have eggs on the side of the tank now, so I don't know if the meds will kill the eggs or not.
I keep putting meds in there and salt, I don't know how the ick is still there. I guess I will try to save this betta but if I can't I guess I will just have snails because I don't want to kill anyone else. I have been told not to get the heat up to 86 with the betta because he could also die from that, I have it now to 80, but that won't kill the ick will it? You would think the salt and the meds would kill pretty much everything.
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:50 PM   #18
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You can do one of a few things:

Isolate the Betta in his own tank and treat for Ich using the method of your choice. This way no harm can come to the snails for certain.

If that is not possible, obtain some Rid-Ich+ and use as directed. Keep the temperature at 80F while you treat for Ich. The emphasis is on using an Ich medication that does NOT contain and use copper as its active ingredient. Copper will kill your snails.
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I don't think the betta will die from the heat. Bettas should be always be kept in high 70s to medium 80s F. They can live their whole lives in mid 80s F water and do great.
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http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=990
The thing is you have to raise the temp slowly, a quick change in temp can possibly hurt/kill it. Who told you that the higher temp will kill it? If it was from someone at a pet store you probably shoudn't rely on them.
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Surprised that no one mentioned it yet so I will. The heat/salt treatment will require additional aeration. Lower the water level to increase surface oxgenization. The addition of an airstone is also a good idea. Also, the increased salt/heat can affect your snail(s) as they are usually foraging along the bottom of the tank. Removing the betta and treating him alone seems to be your best option.
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