Originally Posted by FTMMWS
Personally never used copper,,i have always done hypo..
Don't take this the wrong way but it sounds like your doing both treatments wrong...These are the only tried and true methods proven to kill ich ,and have been done over and over again...
With hypo you need to get it down to 1.008 within 36 hours..I have even put fish into hypo conditions the same day i got them with no ill effects ..They must stay in hypo for at least 30 days....Just trying to help because i know how frustrating it is and disappointing it is to see yet another white spot on a treated fish!!
I measured the copper every other day, it read .50 for three weeks and .35-.50 for the second week, still therapeutic levels. My question is has anyone had that happen to them, not if I was doing it right or wrong.
As for hypo, I've done it in the past and know how to do it. And it is for four weeks after the last spot disappears, so I won't know how long until the spots disappear could be 30 days, could be more. But I'm only on the third water change, so one more and I'll be in hypo. Hard to tell if someone is doing something wrong when you don't ask how they are doing it to start.
Again, my question is has anyone treated for four weeks of therapeutic levels of copper and had the ich remain? I wanted to know what finally worked, another four weeks of copper or switching to hypo, or quinine sulfate.