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post #21 of 44 Old 02-16-2011, 12:23 AM
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So in that case, you can simply do 20-30% water changes. Still need to vacuum the bottom though to eliminate ich cysts. Each cyst harbors thousands of ich parasites that look for hosts.

Good job so far.

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post #22 of 44 Old 02-16-2011, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Will do.

Pleco looks a little off, more color than behavior.

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post #23 of 44 Old 02-17-2011, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Going well so far.

Can bala sharks and rainbows take the salt treatment?

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Going well so far.

Can bala sharks and rainbows take the salt treatment?

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Yes, they can.

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Thanks.

Marked buckets at 1,2,3 gallons to help keep the mix during water changes.
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post #26 of 44 Old 02-18-2011, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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There are no spots for at least 24 hrs..............

How many more days of salt and gravel vacuuming?

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Continue treatment a week to 10 days.

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The key is dissolution. Since you have pleco and cories, then you need to stick to a teaspoon per gallon of salt. Dissolve the salt BEFORE you add into the tank. That was the only thing that saved all my catfishes and loaches from ich. I nearly killed a number of loaches and cories when I failed to dissolve the salt.
I was just going to say that. GREAT info on ICH. Simple and Perfect.

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Cool thanks.
Can I add new fish during that 7-10 days?
Is the salt to much of a shock to them?

One angel in QT has three spots at edges of
tail fin but they don't look like ich any ideas?
When ich falls off does it leave a white
blemish or would it be something else?

The tank with salt already has no spots on fish.
The QT with "green" still has spots on two fish.

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Can I add new fish during that 7-10 days?
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Seriously? No. I would not. Did you quarantine them already? Personally, I would wait, a month after treatment ended and carbon was used to get rid of all the meds, and lots of water changes, before adding more fish to that tank. I would wait until all my tanks are disease free 100% before buying or adding any more wet pets.

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