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March 10, 2010
3:30 am
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So, there is ich in my tank. I thought I was alright, I had quarantined my new cichlids and made sure to net them and not mix water from the quarantine tank, however, there it is. It's on my rummy-nose tetras, whom I have had for a year in great health. I look in yesterday and raised white dots all over my beauties (my precious /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

I have a bit of an issue, I cannot get my heater to go higher than 88 degrees (90 being the desired temperature to kill the ich), will this kill the ich or am I two degrees off from getting rid of the pest? If 88's not going to work, I will just have to buy a heater that will go higher or get ich medication. I'd prefer to get another heater, as I have had bad experiences with ich medication in the past, and if I am not mistaken, will it hurt my invertebrates? My Malaysian snails have turned out to be ever so helpful and excellent algae eaters (they have even eaten some of the black algae on my root decor).

Thank you ever so much for your time.

Sarah

March 10, 2010
3:39 am
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QUOTE (WaterRaven @ Mar 10 2010, 04:13 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, there is ich in my tank. I thought I was alright, I had quarantined my new cichlids and made sure to net them and not mix water from the quarantine tank, however, there it is. It's on my rummy-nose tetras, whom I have had for a year in great health. I look in yesterday and raised white dots all over my beauties (my precious /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

I have a bit of an issue, I cannot get my heater to go higher than 88 degrees (90 being the desired temperature to kill the ich), will this kill the ich or am I two degrees off from getting rid of the pest? If 88's not going to work, I will just have to buy a heater that will go higher or get ich medication. I'd prefer to get another heater, as I have had bad experiences with ich medication in the past, and if I am not mistaken, will it hurt my invertebrates? My Malaysian snails have turned out to be ever so helpful and excellent algae eaters (they have even eaten some of the black algae on my root decor).

Thank you ever so much for your time.

Sarah


P.S. I am pretty sure the ich came from the LFS I purchased the cichlids from, as the tank I got the male from had ich when I stopped in yesterday. They had the entire connecting unit marked as not for sale because it shares the water with the cichlid with the ich. Eeesh :/ I am not blaming, it happens, but I am concerned about my fish.

Thanks again for your time /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

March 10, 2010
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best thing i ever did regards ich is to get one of these... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fish-R-F.....-Internal-...#ht_2051wt_1165

It catches and kills the ich in its free swimming state and no need to add any treatments. I do add salt if its a bad case. The UV just gets taken back out once the ich has gone.

C

March 10, 2010
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QUOTE (Colin @ Mar 10 2010, 06:34 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
best thing i ever did regards ich is to get one of these... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fish-R-F.....-Internal-...#ht_2051wt_1165

It catches and kills the ich in its free swimming state and no need to add any treatments. I do add salt if its a bad case. The UV just gets taken back out once the ich has gone.

C

Well that's wicked awesome. Does it only steralize the ich or does it get rid of other things? Any concerns towards the beneficial microorganisms, which should primarily live in the filter and the substrate (if I am not mistaken) but you never know /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Thanks, definitely something to consider, though I live in Canada, so I can imagine that it's double that price over here. I'll have to do some research.

Thanks again.

March 10, 2010
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Checked the tank this morning, it appears the white spots have dwindled down with the temperature rise, but only time will tell. Hopefully this isn't a fake out with an explosion this afternoon D: I know it has different stages of its life cycle and the spots or only one. So, we'll see. If I don't notice more improvment this afternoon/tomorrow, I'll go purchase another heater and/or that fabulous device Colin posted.

Only my rummies seem to be affected so far and none of my other fish have broken out, thankfully, ad the spots are now fewer than they were yesterday.

March 11, 2010
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Ich spots all cleared up this afternoon. It appears 88 degrees was close enough to 90 to get the results I was hoping for /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

March 11, 2010
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good news /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

March 28, 2010
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QUOTE (Colin @ Mar 11 2010, 07:57 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
good news /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Thanks Colin /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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