I *believe* I'm on my third battle with ich , but sometimes I wonder if I just worry too much.
Each time I saw one fish flashing one time with one little spot. You would think that if I catch it that early that it wouldn't return. Against everyone's advice I'll even admit that I added Aquari-Sol to the QT tank for the 7 days the new fish were in QT before adding them to the tank. It was one week after the guppies were added and one day after the new panda cories were added that I thought I saw ich.
Since I treated the new fish with Aquari-Sol for 7 days before putting them in the main tank the only thought I had was that the one ich spot and the 10 seconds of flashing mean either (a) I didn't really have ick at all or (b) Aquarisol doesn't work or (c) the ich never left the tank and the one panda cory that remainded for a month without friends finally succombed to the stress, which lowered his immune system, which led
to the ich, which was real
Each of the 2 times I treated for ich (prior to the current bout) I raised the temp to 88 and left it there for two weeks after the last white spot (in all cases I only saw one spot on one fish and the spot was gone after 3 days of the higher temps). This time I have the temp up to 90 and plan on leaving it up for a month.
I really hate keeping the fish at these high temperatures, but am also afraid of ich.
HELP !!! Your opinions are really appreciated. Do you think its a, b or c above ? why ?