The 5 black skirt tetras in my new 55 gallon have come down with ich. I have 5 live plants in the tank (2 anachris, 1 java fern, 1 frilly plant, 1 red ludwigia).
Will the plants survive if I put salt in the tank for ich treatment, and raise the temperature? I will have to add 11 tbsp of aquarium salt (1 tbsp/5 gallons), plus raise the temperature to 80-82 degrees.
Lighting: 2 24" fluorescent 18 Watt, color 3500
Substrate: pea gravel, covered in sand
Water parameters: pH (7.4), ammonia (0.2), nitrite (0), nitrate (0)
Tank has been set up and cycling for 1 week