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post #11 of 13 Old 04-06-2012, 11:03 AM
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Depending upon the fish, using salt at the level needed to deal with ich could kill the fish. Raising the temp to 85F or higher on its own will help as it speeds up the ich cycle and if you raise the temp even higher it will klill ich. Provided the fish can manage, again depends upon species.

My suggestion for ich medication is CopperSafe, plus the 85F temp. This is completely safe (the CopperSafe I mean) for all fish. The higher temp is OK depending upon fish species, which you haven't given us. If they won't, then leaving the temp normal and using CS will work though slower.

Another good medication is Aquarisol. It is stronger than CS and some fish may be bothered.


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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 you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re 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 #12 of 13 Old 04-06-2012, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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The tank is stocked with HAPS and Peacocks.

WTH is a scale less fish? I thought all fish had scales LOL I am an idiot that needs help to save these little guys!!
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post #13 of 13 Old 04-06-2012, 12:15 PM
Scale-less fish are catfish and eels. I believe there might be some more, but those are the main groups. Also, if you are using coppersafe, beware that if you have any shrimp or snails, it might kill them.
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