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Old 09-23-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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Cichlids with ich:(

Ok so I was watching my fish today and noticed these sandlike grains on my johannis body and fins...I'm almost positive it's ich but just wanna make sure for a fact... I'll attach an image! I've also seen it on a couple of my other cichlids so I guess what I'm asking is can anyone give me some tips on curing it? Thanks anything will help hah
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:54 AM   #2
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Hah I don know how to attach image on my phone!
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:55 AM   #3
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:00 AM   #4
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Ah idk it doenst have it on my phone... But I put the pics in my profile album!
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:03 AM   #5
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That's ich for sure. How do you plan in treating?
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:07 AM   #6
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Ok so I've been looking all over the internet for the past couple of hours and right now I'm slowly raising my temp to 84 to 86 degrees and I have aquarium salt.. I was wondering if you suggest any medications to treat it?
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:09 AM   #7
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Ok the app can attach pics! Good
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:18 AM   #8
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I had ich in my mikrogeophagus ramirezi tank and heat and salt wasn't working so I went to quICK cure it worked well just slow. I couldn't find rid ich by kordon that's what I would have used. The heat and salt should work for you though. I just keep my rams so warm I think the ich they got was a high temp strain
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:23 AM   #9
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My plan is to keep the high temps and salt for about 12 to 15 days and if that hasn't worked I'll go get somekind of med! Gosh this tank has already been so crazy and caotic!! It's a great hobby tho..
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:24 AM   #10
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Thanks for the help
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:25 AM   #11
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Quick Cure worked well for me.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:27 AM   #12
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Btw will quick cure mess up my bio filter?? I jus got it finally decently established! Don wanna crash it...
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:28 AM   #13
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Yes it is. Any animal keeping is great. I've got 5k in mine easy and I'm only 20
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:29 AM   #14
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Haha wow I've been on and off with community fish tanks, mantella frog tanks, camelion tanks!! This is my first cichlid tank but I'm only 14!
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Btw will quick cure mess up my bio filter?? I jus got it finally decently established! Don wanna crash it...
They shouldn't mess with it. An antibacterial med might but I don't know why they'd add that to an ich cure. Just don't get a cure all med
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:34 AM   #16
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Ok I'll keep looking and look for quick cure or something similar. Rid ich I guess if I can find it
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If you've got a decent lfs they should be able to point you in the right direction
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:38 AM   #18
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Ya my lfs is real nice.. They have all kinds of meds.. I'm sure they'll have it.
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Just ask them what they use. They likely deal with ich all the time. Make sure to ask a supervisor though
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:43 AM   #20
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Ya I have this specific guy I talk to. I'll ask him about it!! Thank you so much for ur help! I think my mind is a little more at ease about this ich thing!! Thanks
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