09-24-2010, 03:35 AM
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Thank you for the advice about fish and hiding behavior Chicklet. This particular Platy seems most active when my husband and I are near the aquarium, so it probably is a parasite and, most likely, Ich. I did cut back on water changes for a couple weeks, but he flashing, clamped fins, and hiding have continued and her gills are starting to look irritated. Unfortunately, I did not see your recommendation for treatment until just now, so I started treating with Ich Attack yesterday. Someone else on the forum recommended it earlier.The product is apparently mild and safe for snails and plants and it won't kill good bacteria. It sure smells like garlic and turns the water brown though. I added some airstones and am very slowly raising the temperature. I am worried about hurting my White Clouds, but I'm hoping they can withstand the heat for the time it takes to knock out the parasite. I've read that they are fairly hardy and can survive weather extremes in outdoor ponds, although I wouldn't push it for long. Wish me luck.
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