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Rose663 01-17-2013 12:51 PM

Ich please help
Past few days I've noticed a couple of my fish looking a bit 'stressed' but on closer inspection a black Molly has ich! I only got it last week along with a Dalmatian Molly and another black one. They seem fine and I can't c any other fish with ich. I have used tetra medic contra white spot treatment, but it says only to use once a week?
In the tank r various mollies, platys, corydora a Pleco and a giant danio. It's 130 litres. One of the platys appears to b pregnant and I also has a baby fish swimming about. I have read about the increased temp to kill ich but will it affect any of my fish? Please help.

redchigh 01-17-2013 07:59 PM

Raising the temperature makes the ich grow faster. This is done because ich can only be killed while it is free-swimming. Higher temps lower the time when ich is immune.

I don't think increased temperature will hurt those fish... The medication on the other hand, I don't know. I used salt to treat my ich.

Rose663 01-18-2013 02:29 AM

Does it have to b aquarium salt? We r due 8 inches of snow today and don't know if ill get to LFS today.

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