Anyone know a good way to treat ich, but keep platy fry alive?
I did not follow my normal quarenteen procedures, and guess what, that's the one time I got a sick fish. (Alright, I've purchased three sick fish in 3 and a half years, but the other two, I caught because of quarenteen.) The fish was put into the tank less then two weeks ago.
I have never had Ich before, but it sounds fairly straightforward... just one problem. I have some very nice fry in the tank and I really want them to survive it. They are black and white high fin tuxedo a little less then one month old.
I'm afraid of moving the fry for fear of infecting another tank (and I never have much success moving fry anyways), but I am afraid to treat the tank they are in with medications for fear of killing them.
Freshwater with 1tsp Salt / Gallon
Temp 80 F
Parameters 0, 0, <10
7.5 - 7.8
Filter AquaClear 200 Media: sponge, Biofilter, Ammonia Remover
Standard: 25% WC
Twice a week with gravel vaccuum
10 Adult platies
3 older juvenile platies
~20 black/white tuxedo highfin fry in net breeder
40-100 assorted fry (loose in tank)
2 Mystery Snails
1 cory cat
A few adults have small white spots on fins
Slightly raised breathing in all adults
Some adults are rubbing on things and flicking around the tank