I have it again and there is nobody to blame but myself! My first bout of ICH happened because I introduced 3 clowns (all died) without first putting them into QT
. I'm new so by the time I had found some info on what these spots were and worked through the various ways to get rid of it the ICH was already well advanced. I treated the tank by raising the temperature and using interpet whitespot treatment..ICH seemed to vanish and all was well BUT not only did I not keep the treatment up to ensure it was gone forever..I have also introduced it to my other tanks so now all tanks are infected!
Having read the article by Allivymar (which is clear and the best source of information I have seen) I am going to try three of the methods he mentions in there.
Tank 1 (see profile)..Heat only if the fishys can cope (see questions)
Tank 2..Salt and heat..I am concerned the Plec will react badly to the meds and I noted in one response Allivymar said salt was ok with these.
Tank 3..Half strength meds and heat (this tank has platy fry which are infected)
OK now for the questions
1. If you look at my signature and the fishys I have what is the highest temperature that I can safely go to in each of my tanks?
2. I am going to get something to test the salt for the main tank any recommendations as to what I should get...I have no idea?
3. I will continually be monitoring my tanks for water quality during the treatments and if I have to do a water change do I need to top up the meds acordingly so as they do not become diluted and if so what is the best way of doing this without giving them a med overdose?
This board is a real life saver and to date has been the best source of information I could have hoped for!