so i may have a fish coming down with ick but not sure. shes showing signs of stress and is hanging out away from all the other fish and stays either under the filter outflow or at the top of the tank. She is on the receiving end of everyone else in the tank and the only ones with the most batterd fins. and tonight i noticed a little spot on the forehead which may turn into ick....
now for my question(s)
1. How effective is a salt dip
2. should i dip all of the fish
3. what is a good ick cure product
4. does medication kill off benifical bac
5. does ick medication kill plants
now i do have a completely empty tank that is like 15 gallons but i dont have any equip with it at all except a heater. now if i were to use this as a Q tank would a bare bottom tank w/o hoods and just a 100gph powerhead with a sponge attached be enough for a q tank?
water params for main tank are
gh/kh off the scale
stock list is as follows
x2 Electric Blue Johanni
x2 Yellow Labidochromis
x1 Nimbochromis livingstonii
x1 Common Pleco
x1 Red Top Cobalt
x1 Botia Angelica
x1 Acei "Tanzanian" <- possible sick fish
Echinodorus bleheri (Amazon Sword)
and if this pertains to anything all the fish are smaller than 6 inches but not smaller than 3 and water changes are performed every week at about 25-30% and the only chemical used in the aquarium is a water conditioner on the water that is added to the aquarium the tank has been set up for roughly 3 months now and this is the first sighn of illness that i have had. i also want to add that this is the only fish that is showing sighns of anything as of right now.
thanks for the help everyone,