I'm a UK expat living in Shanghai, to keep myself some company as I'm 6/7 days a week alone I've set myself up an aquarium for 2 Ranchu and 1 Oranda !
I used to do this hobby in the past and so I've done some research and restarted so I can lose my mind talking to fish.
Things work a bit different here and you can't really go out and buy the fish, you get in posted,my issue started with Pyke, my Oranda. He was healthy for the first few weeks I owned him so I decided I'd purchase two smaller ranchu to keep him company.
After I ordered the fish Pyke got really sick, first it was SBD
that went to a bacterial infection and then to septicemia, you'll be amazed that he made it all through and hes happy and active as ever.
Meanwhile the Ranchu are living in my main tank and Pyke is in the Hospital tank. As Pyke is recovering Ichigo and Flump have had an outbreak of ick , parameters havn't changed or anything so still unsure what was the cause but some of the sellers here are questionable, but pretty much all the sellers seem super vague in the quality of fish.
I've been medicating them with eSHa exit and 2000 as advised online. Their ick seems to of disappeared and theres maybe one or two dots left from the 30 they had. They're now in a smaller QT tank I had them in when they first arrived, they've been living in there a week and I thought they were fine.
My main concern now is that my Main tank has ick in it.
It's 65cm by 45cm x 45cm
I have two filters running, an internal submerged tank by a brand here called 'YEE'
And an external canister filter by a brand here called 'Crazy Stones' which claims to be suitable for up to 200L and I use Seachem Matrix and Matrixcarbon and Purigen, The carbon is currently out while the medicines inside.
Since the fish are out the tank is running at 82F with eSHa exit still inside.
Will this kill all of the ick in say a week ? Including the external filter ?
From the research i've been trying to do the life cycle is lessened significantly and all phases/generations of the current infestation should exit the egg phase to free swimming and either having no host, the eSHa or the heat should kill them ?
Thoughts please or any alternative advice on purging this tank, I'd like to get Pyke in there at least but hes probably still weakened from his bout of infections and I don't think he could handle ick or the ick medicines.