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Old 02-16-2004, 05:24 PM   #1
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Ick on Black finned Shark!?!?!?

I moved to a bigger tank a few days ago (55 gal) I noticed today that my black finned shark possibly has ick. I read some where that you can up the temp to help destroy the ick. Can you do this with Black Finned Sharks? I think the temp to set it at was 80¬ļ. I don't want to use the ick medication fully because with him being a scaleless fish it will affect him and possibly make things worse. I am going to quaratine him and raise the temp if I can get some feedback on this. I am also going to treat him in the quaratine tank with only 1/2 the medication treatment recommendation.

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55 gallon - Live plants, gravel:
3 Bala Sharks, 4 Tiger Barbs, 3 Long Finned Rosy Barbs, 1 Tire Track Eel, 1 Black Ghost Knife, 1 Gold Gourami, 2 Gold Barbs, 1 Pecock Eel ,1 Chinese Algae Eater.

45 gallon - Live plants, sand.
6 Cichlids = 1 Pink Convict, 1 Electric Yellow Hap, 1 Kenyi, 1 MUTT, 1 Johanni Mbuna, 1 Jacobfreibergi Peacock, 1 Plecostomus.

1 gallon - SW - crushed coral, live rock. **
4 Dwarf Hermit Crabs, 2 Astraea Turbo Snail.
Hitchikers - 1 green shroom, 2 polyps, and one muscle.

1 gallon - SW - crushed coral, live rock. **
4 Dwarf Hermit Crabs.
Hitchikers - 4 yellow polyps.

**10 gallon sump attached to both the 1 gallons.

10 gallon - FW sand, rock.
30ish Cichlid fry.

30 gallon - DOWN - Awating FW or SW
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Is that the fish you refer to when you say black fin shark?


Over the next five or so days, Up the temp of the tank to 88-90 degrees, If its the 55ga, two 150watt heaters spaced at seperate ends of the tank should accomplish this quite well.

Increase the temp only a degree or so every day, until 88-90 is reached.

Leave at the temp for 2 weeks, no meds or anything. Ich will be perminately erradicated from your tank, and will never appear again as long as you don't add a new source of ich.


As for your shark surviving, if its the shark in the link above, then yes it will survive. Mine survived two bouts and heattreatments
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This is the black finned shark I am asking about. Columbia Shark sometimes referred to as the black finned shark. They are scaleless that's why Im trying to find an alternative to the ick medication.
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55 gallon - Live plants, gravel:
3 Bala Sharks, 4 Tiger Barbs, 3 Long Finned Rosy Barbs, 1 Tire Track Eel, 1 Black Ghost Knife, 1 Gold Gourami, 2 Gold Barbs, 1 Pecock Eel ,1 Chinese Algae Eater.

45 gallon - Live plants, sand.
6 Cichlids = 1 Pink Convict, 1 Electric Yellow Hap, 1 Kenyi, 1 MUTT, 1 Johanni Mbuna, 1 Jacobfreibergi Peacock, 1 Plecostomus.

1 gallon - SW - crushed coral, live rock. **
4 Dwarf Hermit Crabs, 2 Astraea Turbo Snail.
Hitchikers - 1 green shroom, 2 polyps, and one muscle.

1 gallon - SW - crushed coral, live rock. **
4 Dwarf Hermit Crabs.
Hitchikers - 4 yellow polyps.

**10 gallon sump attached to both the 1 gallons.

10 gallon - FW sand, rock.
30ish Cichlid fry.

30 gallon - DOWN - Awating FW or SW
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