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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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well, on top of my green water problem which im currently fixng......another problem arose.....ICK

Ohhhh and it cant just be ick alone, there has to also be some bacterial infections to add on to my problems...a nice cottony growth ...........


so i got some bacterial/fungal tabs and ick tabs..however it looses potency so i had to cut the uv off...and now im housing my plants in temp tanks...and so i have an empty 65 gal with fish in it.....

any recommendations....what should i do with my plants...should i treat them for ick??i dont want a repeat..whats the best way to approach the problem? i can t understand how it happened they are all new fish and i have had them for a good 3-4weeks by now....


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 09:41 AM
 
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Hi, I'm not sure on aquariums but when my cold water fish were ill I treated everything just to be on the safe side. That's the bad thing about fish disease it seems to linger!

I hope you can get it sorted. Good luck!
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I know there are ick treatments out there but I've been told that larger water changes frequently will take care of the problem. We just recently had a fish with ick and we just pulled him out of the main tank and quarantined him until he was better.

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Aww you're not having much luck :-( I hope it gets better soon

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Did you ever have your nitrates tested? I seriously think that may be part of the problem.

I would actually not recommend using ich medications...unless maybe it gets really bad. Instead add aquarium salt and turn up the heat to about 81 degrees or so...but never raise the temperature all at once. Do it slowly over the next day or two. Do a partial water change every day and always vacuum the gravel. Leave the plants in there, actually, because they'll help keep things stable. Plus otherwise when you put them back in they might re-introduce the parasite.

Even after the ich appears to be gone continue treatment for four days.

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ohh this ick problem is horrible...my nitrate tests show i have a very low .01 test...its in lowest safe zone on the srip test

the ick i left alone, water changes are done weekly...the water is around 75 and i left the problem till it killed 3 of my fish in a week's time..and when i inspected the other fish, they started to have signs of ick...uv diminishes the medicines potency...much like vit c, so i had no choice on that..i know that i will have to treat the plants as well and scrub down all the decorations that i have removed out of the tank so they would nt be stained from the medications..this is the 3rd day of treatment, i will treat 2more

when you have a cotton like growth on the dorsal fin of a fish that seems to be rotting...is that fungal or bacterial? bc i may loose a gourami to it...and im not sure if my fungal is working...i may try a broader spec drug combo that has all fungal/ick/bacterial treatments in one


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Wow, I'm sorry you are having so many problems.

Definately raise the temperature. If it's as bad as it sounds I wouldn't hesitate to raise it to 82 or 83 degrees. Are you using aquarium salt?

Oh, and if you are using medications (which I still don't recommend) remember to remove the carbon in your filter.

A cotton-like growth...that sounds like it could be Columnaris. Aquarium salt will help with that, too.

Remember, most infections are actually not true fungal infections...they are usually bacterial. I like Binox by Jungle...it's for both bacterial and fungal infections. It works really fast though it's kind of strong so I drip it in slowly rather then add it all at once.




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