Originally Posted by hiltymj
Well talking about the ice to take care of that all you really need to do is put some aquarium salt in there and then also turn up your heater and let the little guys sweat it out! That's how I've gotten rid of it before. And you probably did everything right but one of the fish you added may have already had it and infected the whole tank. That's very possible.
I'd like to add that you should make sure your fish could tolerate the high heat for about 2 weeks, as well as if they could tolerate the salt. Fish with little or no scales ( loaches, catfishes.. ect.) could be harmed/irritated more with the salt in the tank, therefore causing the ich to infect the fish even worse. If able, move the fish with the worst ich to a hospital tank, or if you have a few spare tanks, separate all the fish. I cure my ich-infested fish by turning up the heat to 86, and dosing with ich-attack+(half dose for the medicine/salt intolerant fish.). I do a 50% PWC
every day , thoroughly vacuuming the barebottom
tank, dosing ich-attack every 3 days after the PWC
. Continue this treatment for 4-5 treatments. If the ich seems to dissapear before finishing the dosing period, do not
stop the treatment. This means the ich has left it's cyst form on the fish. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, there are many helpful people on AA.