i have a 10 gallon tank, i change my water 20% every week, vacuum the gravel every week, use an aquaeon filter and prime. i change the filter every 5 weeks (changed it every 4 weeks when there were a couple more fish in there). my water is in each level of where it should be (i test before i change the water) right now i have 3 neon tetras, a dwarf pleco and 1 platy. the platy was a gift from my husband who forgot i was treating/battling ich and i had said no new fish for a month!! until i was sure the ich was done for. well i was sure i was winning the battle until he put the platy in there and now i've noticed yesterday the poor little guy is infested w/ ich
i noticed the ich on the 13th, about a week after i got the dwarf pleco. i did a large water change that night and treated it w/ coppersafe after the recomendation of 3 friends who all use it for ich. so the platy was introduced on the 17th. the last water change was 20th & i added coppersafe to the replacement water. should i change my water again?? i read on the coppersafe box that you can leave the carbon in, but should i take it out?? i don't think the platy is going to make it
, he seems pretty miserable. the other fish seem fine though and no noticible spots on them. any suggestions for my battle w/ ich?? i saw that adding salt helps, but i know w/ my pleco i am NOT supposed to do that!! PLEASE HELP!!