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Old 12-17-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Betta with Ich

I bought a female Betta at an LPS & I suspected she had Ich, when I got her home I could tell better she definitely has it. I have her in a 2.5 tank with an adjustable heater but the temp just isn't quite hitting 86F, its currently around 84F hoping it goes up a little more. I did a 100% water change today & she looks better but still not eating, just got her yesterday. I added Aq salt, 1 tsp dissolved before adding, should I be using more or none? I don't want to use meds if I don't have to. The tank doesn't currently have a filter or an air stone so my main question is because she's a Betta, a labyrinth fish does the heat & therefore lack of oxygen effect her the same as it would other fish? I'm heading to an LPS tomorrow & trying to figure out what all I need to get, I'm thinking a sponge filter would be best. Also, she's in a different room from my other tanks & I'm being extra cautious about washing my hands & not using the same equipment so I'm hoping that'll keep the Ich out of my other tanks not sure how easily it can be transferred. Advice would be appreciated.

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Using Heat to Treat Ich in Freshwater Tropical Fish - Article at The Age of Aquariums - Tropical Fish
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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Happy to report she's doing MUCH better. I only saw a couple of spots on her tail this evening when I did another 100% water change. Will keep up the heat, water changes & saw salt. Now my concern is that she's still not eating but she's swimming around & isn't clamped any longer so that's a positive thing.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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YAY she's eating! She ate two pellets last night & this morning. She didn't eat the pellets from the surface but waited until they had sank but SHE ATE!!! I didn't see any spots on her last night, I'm anxious to see how she is this evening after I get home from work. Its water change night for her & that will hopefully get rid of the last of the Ich, I'll keep her QT'd & in raised temp for another week or 2 & then she'll go to the big girl tank!
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