02-25-2013, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Tannerj
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.