Resident Aquarium Nerd
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
I personally find that the "natural" way (raising the temperature, doing water changes, and using aquarium salt) works better then chemicals but if you must medicate then make sure to keep up the treatment for the full 10-14 days (depends on what you use). Even if they look completely healthy don't stop early. I would use Malachite Green.
Raise the water temperature slowly up to 82-85 degrees and use aquarium salt. Since Ich can affect the gills of fish and because the water temperature will be so high you'll want some extra aeration. Air stones, power heads, HOB filters, etc. Anything that can make a current.
Keep up on water changes and take special care to vacuum the gravel. Remember to remove any filter carbon when medicating.
"We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice."
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