11-05-2013, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Agent13
Actually the heat alone is effective. It does speed up the life cycle and once it's to the free swimming stage it's not tolerant of 86f and dies. There is a heat resistant strain(I haven't dealt with that ever though) from what I have heard that strain is better dealt with at 88f. The salt isn't necessary as the heat alone will kill it.. I've used this method as well as many others very successfully and with 0 fish loss. However if you feel you need a back up plan to assist the heat then salt would be the only thing I'd consider.. but still I prefer not to over stress the fish with multiple treatments.
Sorry you lost a cardinal, cyclesnipas.
Yeah I was really unhappy to see him missing, been lucky so far. I didnt even find him during the water change so who knows where he went. But anyhoo, water change complete, filters restocked and heater cranked up to 86. Now... We wait...lol