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Old 01-25-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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Exclamation New 55 gal and old-ish 16 gal

I am a proud new owner of a 55 gallon freshwater aquarium and a previous owner of a 16 gallon bow front aquarium and need some help. the fish in my 16 gal have ick and I have dona a treatment but a few of my fish still have ick!! ( I have listed what fish I have below ) also one of my fish has a red spot on it's side like it got hurt. One of my swordtails is preggy and has squared out but she has been like it for a few days now and was wondering weather she would drop soon. I have some breeder plants set up for the fry to hide in and am anxiously awaiting some babies! Thanks to anyone who can help me.

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2 male 2 female.pineapple swordtails ( my males and my preggy female have ick on them)
3 dimond shape tetra
2 clear lookin idk what's lol
3 ghost shrimp
1 loach

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3 marble mollies
( was wishing for some good fish to go with them in my tank preferable some live birth fish )
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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Please guys! I really would like some help !
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Welcome to AA! What did you use to treat the fish?

Mumma.of.two. told me that the best way to treat ich is by increasing your heat and adding kosher salt.
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Tetra's lifeguard all in one treatment, also I have noticed yet the fish hat still had ick on them the ick has gone away and hey are now acting fine also the one fish with he red spot the spot has gone away and seems more like a bruise now.
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Hi!
All you need is heat and maybe salt to treat ich. No chemicals. Slowly increase the heat in the tanks to 86-88F and increase aeration. Leave it there for a minimum two weeks even after the ich appears to be gone.
http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_ich2.php
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Cool I've never heard of doing that! But this morning when I checked on my pregnant female she was dead but later today I'm going to go got some more fish for my 55 gal, so I still have a happy part to my day : /
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