1~What type of fish is afflicted? In addition, please describe what is wrong
with the fish to the best of your ability (i.e. cotton like growth, bloated, etc.).
Sunset platy...two white spots, clamped fins, sickly looking...
2~What are your tank parameters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, temp, pH)? Please give exact values.
Zero ammonia, nitrites, 10 nitrates, temp 77-78, 7.2 pH
3~ How large is the tank? How long has the tank been set up?
20 gallon, couple months fishless cycled.
4~What type of filtration are you using? Please give the name and number (i.e. Fluval 304) and amount of gph
Topfin power 20 and Aqueon whisper 20, all in all around 50 gallon of filtration
5~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are their current sizes?
two sunset platies (1 sick) 2 mollies, 8 neon tetras, 6 white cloud minnows, 3 corydoras (1 speckled, 1 albino, 1 panda)
6~When is the last time you did a water change and vacuum the gravel? How often do you do this? How much water do you remove at a time?
Once a week, 25%. Vacuum 1/3 gravel (to save BB)
7~How long have you had the fish? If the fish is new, how did you acclimate it/them?
First fish in my tank, couple months.
8~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlorinator, new substrate, etc.?
Added new seachem flourite, I think I have been stressing my fish out quite a bit lately. Lot's of tank changing recently.
9~What kind of food have you been feeding your fish, have you changed their diet recently?
Wardley tropical fish flakes... ever since..
So if this ick, which I'm leaning towards, can I just slowly raise the temp. to 86 and then do water changes daily for 10 days? I don't want to add any salt bc of my catfish and plants.