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post #21 of 25 Old 02-13-2013, 08:29 PM
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Bit of an update... Still have ich I am feeling kinda dishearten, I have been administering the ick medication with still no results still 2 neons with ich and one black tetra that keeps showing signs of ich on and off.

I was at a local pet store today and the store owner suggested "blacking- out" the tank. I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on this, they swore by it, but for obvious reasons I am a little unsure of taking pet store persons advice. So just wondering about this.

I am seriously considering trying the salt method because I really don't think the ich medicine is working, is it possible that I have a resistant form of the disease?
What medication exactly are you using? And did you raise the temp, and to what?

Ich takes at least a week to deal with.

The only benefit of a blackout would be reducing fish stress.

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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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I am using API ich medicine and yes I did raise the temp it is at 88*F, okay they don't seem stressed the black tetras are not dashing nor are any of them hiding and they all have a very healthy appetite. I am a little worried, I am passing my one week mark.
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I am using API ich medicine and yes I did raise the temp it is at 88*F, okay they don't seem stressed the black tetras are not dashing nor are any of them hiding and they all have a very healthy appetite. I am a little worried, I am passing my one week mark.
I would just leave things alone (except for regular water changes). Keep the temp at 88F. Do not add any medication.

When was the last water change?
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I would just leave things alone (except for regular water changes). Keep the temp at 88F. Do not add any medication.

When was the last water change?
It was yesterday, i am doing another tonight they have been getting daily water changes.
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It was yesterday, i am doing another tonight they have been getting daily water changes.
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If ammonia and nitrite are zero and remain zero, you can go to once a week water changes, half the tank. Maintain the higher temperature for 10 days. If ammonia or nitrite rise, back to daily WC's with Prime.

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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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