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Old 05-12-2012, 03:58 AM   #1
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So a few of my tertas have white specks on them.... Ick!! And I didnt want to do a salt bath because it could kill them or stress them out even more. I was told to air the tank as much as I can and increase the temperature gradually to 84 degrees. This will speed up the ick life cycle. Oh and I'm leaving chemicals as a last resort, could even kill the fish. Am I doing this correct??? Plus I had performed a water change a few days earlier and the water was crystal clear and now it is kind of cloudy.....it is a 55gal with a 350 penguin pump so I know it is not water quality which is the issue. Could it be the ick in the water? Or even an algae bloom since I am using my old lights from my salt tank, high intensity light spectrum.... Omg plz some input guys! A girl needs some help over here! Please and thank you.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:26 AM   #2
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84 degrees isn't high enough. It will speed up the life cycle but not stop/kill them.
To kill ich:
Increase temp up to 86-88F.
Increase aeration.
Increase frequency of water changes and gravel vacs.
Keep the heat up for at least one week after the last spot is seen.
No meds needed
http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_ich2.php
Give this a read.
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