I recently purchased a dwarf gourami about three days ago and I didnít realize that he had ick until now. Iíve moved him into a 10 gal
QT and now donít know how to treat it.
Iíve seen a lot about treating ick with just aquarium salt and 86 degree water. Is this the best option or should I buy a medication? Im worried that all my fish canít handle 86F as Iíve always kept it around 77-78. I panicked and put some API melafix in the QT tank but Iím pretty sure that doesnít really help with ick. The QT tank also doesnít have an adjustable heater so the water has to stay at 78F.
So my questions are...
What should I do, if anything, to the main (40g) tank that DOES have an adjustable heater?
What should I do to the QT tank that DOES NOT have an adjustable heater and has already been treated with aquarium salt and melafix?
The main tank has the following fish
1x - Rainbow Shark
1x - Farlowella Catfish
2x - Sailfin Mollys
4x - Guppies
1x - Pictus Catfish
10x - Nerite Snails