Hey guys, I think I'm dealing with my first case of ich.
The fish is a falco hawkfish. I've had him a month and a half before he showed signs of ich. I made the rookie mistake of not QT him right when I got him. He was happy in my 55 gal
long and then all of a sudden I noticed some white spots on his pectoral fins.. I immediately went out and got a 10 gal
tank and some copper free medication called kent Rxp. (It's old). I caught him (finally) and then put him in the new 10 gal
tank with adequate flow, heater and thermometer. He's been in the tank for 21 days now. I've been following the directions on the bottle and dosing every other day and another dose when I do water changes. He eats and looks/acts completely normal. No white spots anywhere else besides his fins. He hasn't got worse or better. I've read Into the hypo salinity and the increased heat to quicken the protozoan life cycle but no luck. Also, I did a freshwater dip three days ago. Any suggestions? Does this sound like ich?
here's what his pectoral fins look like. No spots anywhere else. I feel bad for the little dude and want to get him better! If anyone has any good medications or remedies please drop me a line.