12-31-2012, 03:08 AM
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Not too recently I had an outbreak of Ich in my 80 gallon community tank. I have 8 loaches and a sensitive Eel in there. I brought the temps up to 86 Degrees, did water changes every day for 2 weeks and used two different medications.
I started out with a big bottle of Kordon's Ich Attach for the first week, and for the second graduated to Kordon's Rid Ich Plus at full dose. I have beaten Ich in my tank doing this. Of course when you put the water temp up or down you do so gradually, and for the second medication doing the water change before the next dose is critical due to the strength of the meds. I'm just sharing what I did because it worked.
If the fish are in really bad shape (if they are weak) even meds might not save them. The key to killing ich is to notice and try to catch it before it goes through many life-cycles and weakens the immune system of the animals.