Originally Posted by partypalooza5
... One day the angel and tang have spots on them, the next they are all gone. ...
And that's why all these "other" solutions appear to work - people add the junk and then... "WOW... all the ich disappeared! Must've been the medicine. This stuff is great!".
Then a week later it "reappears". "Hmmm... guess I didn't dose the stuff right. I'll follow the directions better this time..."
And then it goes away again...
Ich will visually come and go as a natural part of the parasite's life cycle. Yes... the fishes immune system may keep it from dying during the outbreaks, but it can't kill the parasite by itself.
My wife's uncle was diagnosed with a type of lung cancer - not smoking related. He opted not to treat it. He was given 6 months to live. When he went back in after a year (still very much alive and relatively healthy) the doctors couldn't find any trace of the cancer. Either the initial diagnosis was wrong, or his body beat the cancer on its own. Based on that single tidbit of information, would I ever recommend people with lung cancer just let their body fight it and not seek treatment? No... because most of the time cancer will win hands down with no treatment. Kinda the same thing here.
You can treat the fish in a Rubbermaid tub with a little heater and a HOB
filter and a desk light for lighting - you don't need a whole complete tank setup.