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Old 11-11-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Ich!

Alright, I've had a few small fish die recently for no apparent reason. Upon closer inspection, I saw little white dots on some of my fish, so I'm pretty sure I have ich. This is my first experience with it. What's the best way to cure it? I've heard of raising the temperature and adding salt, but I'm afraid this may be harmful to some of the fish. Zebra danios for example don't like water over 75į or so. Any advice? Best chemical treatments? Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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Sorry for your loss. Turn your temp up to 80-84 (higher temp for Danios is the lesser of the 2 evils between that and ich), and add medicine to specifically treat for ich. Look online for reviews, then buy locally to get started asap. Ich should go away within a week or so. Good luck!
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I just added an api powder treatment and started upping the temperature. My plan is to raise it from 75 to 82. How slowly should I raise it?
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Raising the temp to 82 won't make the ich die. It'll just speed up it's life cycle. You have to go significantly higher than 82, though I don't remember the exact temperature that's recommended.

Ich is tenacious if not treated properly. Good luck Bruce. Stick with the powder treatment and follow the directions and hopefully it'll work out.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #5
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Over a couple of hours is fine
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Over a couple of hours is fine
What's fine over a couple of hours?
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:57 PM   #7
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Not faster than one degree per couple of hours. I had to deal with ich too. Kordon Rid ich plus worked magic! Even with a half dose (had to cut it in half cuz of my catfish)! Highly recommended!!!
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:02 PM   #8
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Mine all survived, no one died. Follow directions on the bottle, keep the temp lil high to speed up the process, add aquarium salt and an absolute must is DAILY partial water changes!!! Gravel vacuuming is very affective. Good luck!
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