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Old 06-17-2006, 09:32 AM   #1
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Little white specks

More than half my fish have tiny white specks mainly on their fins.

Is this ick??

What to do about???
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:50 AM   #2
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It is probably ich. Increase the heat in your tank slowly to 87 degrees. Keep it there for 2 weeks after the last spot is gone. What inhabitants are in the tank? You may be able to add salt but it depends on what you have stocked.
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heat method best way to go. Treated twice now with little to no loss. (lost a few cories once ) just remember to raise and lower temp slowly at maybe 1-2 deg per hour.
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Thank you folks, I did find some articles on it and it sure seems that is what I have.

I have started raising my temp.
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Raising the temp is the best solution for ick. Above 86 degrees. May want to go a little above that so you know that the temp fluctuations won't bring it below 86 degrees. I like setting mine at around 89 degrees for ick. Then if it's a hard case that doesn't seem to want to go away, then you will need to up it to 92 degrees with lots of bubbles from an airstone or wand. I had to do that once, as 89 degrees wasn't cutting it.
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