04-06-2012, 02:01 AM
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Ok, good water parameters is a good first step. Secondly, I'd start raising the temperature of the tank slowly to 84-86 degrees F. This speeds up the life cycle of the ich parasite, and at that temperature it will kill them before they get a chance to multiply. Also, if you do have ich medication, using it at the raised temperature would be the best as it targets the ich parasites in their free-swimming form. Keep in mind that you should increase the temperature slowly, like 1-2 degrees every 12 hours, and add extra aeration since there will be less oxygen in the water with the increased temperature. Keep the feeding to a minimal so you won't have to worry about water parameters as much.