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post #21 of 27 Old 02-24-2013, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Im sorry this is off topic but i have another question. I recently treated my tank for ick. (yesterday). I was wondering how long the medicine stays in my water/tank system?
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post #22 of 27 Old 02-25-2013, 11:35 AM
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Im sorry this is off topic but i have another question. I recently treated my tank for ick. (yesterday). I was wondering how long the medicine stays in my water/tank system?
It will remain until a water change removes it. But it may not be effective all this time.

Ich is best treated by raising the temperature to 86F for a week. Provided the fish can handle this (some cannot), this will deal with ich. Adding a medication as well is sometimes helpful in bad cases. Not all ich medications work, or work effectively, and some may be detrimental to certain fish species.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #23 of 27 Old 02-25-2013, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so i treated it with ich guard. Is that a good medication?
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post #24 of 27 Old 02-26-2013, 01:14 PM
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Ich Guard is made by jungle. The company as a whole I have not been impressed with at all. I am not sure as to the effectiveness of that particular product.

Follow the directions though and see it through. You've started it now and you're likely going to do more harm if you switch now.
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post #25 of 27 Old 02-26-2013, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ok ive put in 2 doses so far. The ich they have recieved im sure is from the big changes i made to the tank but overall it seems as if the ich has gotten worse. I want to turn the temp up but im not sure if my fish will be able to handle it.
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Ok ive put in 2 doses so far. The ich they have recieved im sure is from the big changes i made to the tank but overall it seems as if the ich has gotten worse. I want to turn the temp up but im not sure if my fish will be able to handle it.
The fish listed earlier in this thread will be OK at 86F for a week.

Ich has a cycle to it, and it usually gets worse after the treatment has started. The parasite can only be killed when in the free-swimming stage. This is why we maintain treatment for no less than a week.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #27 of 27 Old 02-26-2013, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thankyou everybody, for all youre help. Its just what i needed, and the reason i stay and ask on this forum. It means a lot knowing i have the best advise and help possible for my fish. Only the best for them, is the best for me.
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