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Old 05-01-2019, 03:52 PM   #1
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Treating for Ick

A few of our guppies have Ick. We treated with API Super Ick Cure, and raised the water temperature to 82. One cycle of the Cure. 3 days worth. Most of the spots have disappeared, but a couple of the fish still have a spot or two.
I am wondering if it is safe to keep dosing with the meds for a 2nd cycle.
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A few of our guppies have Ick. We treated with API Super Ick Cure, and raised the water temperature to 82. One cycle of the Cure. 3 days worth. Most of the spots have disappeared, but a couple of the fish still have a spot or two.
I am wondering if it is safe to keep dosing with the meds for a 2nd cycle.
1 cycle = four days not three.

"Repeat dose after 48 hours. Wait another 48 hours then change 25% of the aquarium water"
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This may be a stupid question, BUT....are cory catfish considered 'scaleless' fish ? The ick medication says certain 'scaleless' fish may be unable to tolerate a full dose of meds. And to use half dose. I don't want to kill off our cory cats. Help ?
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Cory's should be fine.

I'd slowly raise the temp to 86
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Yea, get that temp up to 86 (which should kill ick alone) plus the meds you should be clear....
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