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Goldfish Recovering from ich
Old 02-20-2011, 10:52 PM   #21
 
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You have to continue that. The meds cannot destroy the parasites in two stages: cyst stage and feeding stage (where they are embedded under the skin of the fish). The vulnerable stage is free swimming stage. I've always broken bottle instructions and choose to continue treatment as appropriate rather than shorten the course and risk recurring infestations.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:58 PM   #22
 
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I'm just waiting for the last few spots to disapear it's only been 3 days so I'm assuming it's going to take a while since i have no heater and no way of heating the tank other than exchanging tank water with warm water until it's up to temperature but even then it wouldn't stay that high for long
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:01 PM   #23
 
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Ahhh...So if you have time to drop by a petshop, get a heater. Eheim is best. I dunno if I'd trust Stealths considering the recent reviews. It'll help you shorten treatment course a bit as it means the ich will have to reproduce quick enough for QC to kill them.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:01 PM   #24
 
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ok i'm really freaking out... I put lights out on my tank... my goldfish seemed fine but now the bigger one is hovering in the one corner of the tank his mouth is shut he's breathing heavily and his only movements are when he floats out of position
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:19 PM   #25
 
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Is the water well aerated right now?
Temperature?
Water parameters?
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:22 PM   #26
 
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temperature is around 65 - 70 degrees and the filter is running with the bio filter but not the carbon the other fish seems fine it's just the one fish should I do a partial water change? I don't have a test kit on me right now
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:26 PM   #27
 
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Ouch. Yeah, just do a water change. You still need to test the parameters.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:38 PM   #28
 
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I didn't think anything was wrong with the water because the other one is fine and swimming around carelessly... I just did a water change and he didn't perk up so far
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:47 PM   #29
 
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Not all fish have the same level of tolerance to various water conditions.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:49 PM   #30
 
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I can get to a pet shop in the morning right now i need to know every thing i can do to try and save him if he's in distress.. I quarenteed him right now... he's missing a lot of scales and his fins are all torn up
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