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Old 10-18-2006, 04:00 PM   #1
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Need help treating Ick for Clown Loach

I've had the temp in my QT tank at 88* for 2+ weeks and he still has it....in fact it seems to have gotten worse. Is there a med I should be using in conjunction with the heat?

What I'm really looking for is suggestions for something that has worked with CLs in particular. Thanks...
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When I first got my clown loaches they had ich. I raised the tank temp to 86 degrees and slowly added 2 tsp of salt per gallon.

10 days after I saw the last ich spot I slowly lowered the temp to 80 and at the same time started doing 25% pwcs to reduce the salt.

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I agree with the heat treatment. I also tried salt with my loaches and lost all my loaches. I personally don't bother with salt. The heat treatment worked for me everytime without salt. The decision is ultimately yours but most don't use salt with loaches.
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Another week since this thread was started, temp steady at 89* (verified with 3 thermometers) and he still has the white stuff. I've been lucky in that haven't had much experience with disease in any of my tanks. A few MFD's here and there, but no visibly sick fish other than a small Ick breakout about 8 months ago.

Is it possible that this is not Ick and something completely different? The loach is doing fine considering he is a loner inthat tank. He eats like a pig and swims around freely especially when no one is in the room with him.
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Loaches are very touchy. And very sensitive to meds. THis is due to their lack of scales. How are your other fish coping with the heat? 89 *f SHOULD be doing it. I read in another thread that 92*f Kills all stages of ich. ... But i won't recommend this because alot of fish will go belly up at this temperature.

What if you tried mild dosing of ich cure? I agree though : Salt = bad for loaches.

are the white spots raised and slightly fuzzy?
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are the white spots raised and slightly fuzzy?
It looks like they be slightly fuzzy. I started treating the tank with Pimafix today thinking that it may be some type of body fungus.

Here is a pic I snapped earlier this evening:

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