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Old 02-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #11
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No it's w doesnt have iodine in it. I just put her in there for like 2 or 3 minutes to try to kill the ick. She's fine.

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Old 02-06-2012, 02:34 PM   #12
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Treating the fish itself in saltwater won't kill ich. If she has spots, the parasites are immune to treatment. If she doesn't have spots, treating her will do nothing. Raise the temperature of your tank to between 86 and 88 degrees and leave it that way for two weeks. It's the easiest and, IMO, best way to kill it considering the life cycle of the parasite.

While on the fish, the ich is immune to treatment. When they release from the fish, they float for a bit, which is when medication or salt can kill them. Then they attach to gravel or decorations and become encased in a hard shell that makes them immune to any sort of treatment again while they reproduce. Once they "hatch" for lack of a better word and go looking for a host, they're susceptible to treatment again. However, raising the heat to 86* or above makes them unable to reproduce, so they die out without needing meds or salt. Ich is a "treat the entire tank" disease.

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