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Old 02-26-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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RAISING THE TEMP. DOESN't WORK FOR ICH

This is the 4th day since I've raised my temp. to 85 degrees and everything was ok but today I noticed that one of my mollies has white spots around her mouth. Should I raise it more???
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I have heard 86* was the magic number and some go higher to be sure.
I guess you have to take into account how accurate your thermometer and and where it is. ie.. heat rises. As I understand it the Heat method interupts the Ichs cell division when in the cyst stage which takes place mostly in the substrate.
I never used the heat method, I have only treated Ich twice ever but Kordon Ich-Attack worked for me.
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87 or above.. If you are treating in the tank (not QT) then leave at that temp for 2-3 weeks after the last spots disappear. Any lower and your just encouraging the growth not killing it.
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I have heard 86* was the magic number and some go higher to be sure.
I guess you have to take into account how accurate your thermometer and and where it is. ie.. heat rises. As I understand it the Heat method interupts the Ichs cell division when in the cyst stage which takes place mostly in the substrate.
I never used the heat method, I have only treated Ich twice ever but Kordon Ich-Attack worked for me.
I use meds in my other infected tank now and it seems to work but im this one I just can't because I have scaleless fish and plants so this is my only option

thanks for the reply!!!
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87 or above.. If you are treating in the tank (not QT) then leave at that temp for 2-3 weeks after the last spots disappear. Any lower and your just encouraging the growth not killing it.

ALL RIGHT I STARTED RAISiNG IT. IS IT GOING TO KILL MY PLANTS??
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I would think not but I'm not a planted person. I'm sure one of the planties will chime in.

and stop yelling at me
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I would think not but I'm not a planted person. I'm sure one of the planties will chime in.

and stop yelling at me

I'm not yelling))(English is not my native language so probably that's the reason you think I'm yelling
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It's important to understand how the heat method works. The heat methods forces the lifecycle of the ich to accelerate. This means that things will likely get worse before they get better, so don't be surprised if you see additional outbreaks before it begins to clear up.

There's 100 threads on Ich here at AA, search the forum and you will find tons of information.
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The plants will be fine.

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I use meds in my other infected tank now and it seems to work but im this one I just can't because I have scaleless fish and plants so this is my only option

thanks for the reply!!!
Ich-Attach is safe for scaless fish, plants and beneficial bacteria. I have a bunch of expensive plecos and other cats and I would not hesitate to use it.
It is all natural and does not contain the harsh chemicals other Ich meds do.
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I cranked to 85 for 10 days and my ich was gone
No plants tho
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I cranked to 85 for 10 days and my ich was gone
No plants tho

I suppose my little freaks are in a more advance stage
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I suppose my little freaks are in a more advance stage
lol you never know... im relativly new to the fish world so... I have DEFINATLY not seen it all
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