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frstevlwtch01 04-04-2008 03:08 AM

Ich! Help me!!!
Hi, I'm new the forum, so hello all!

Ok My very first Mollie dies about a week and ahalf ago of Ich. I thought I got it all, but it rebounded so badly that my mollie died in just two days.

I decided to start from scratch. I completely emptied out the quarium, ran everything under HOT HOT HOT water, let it dry out for a couple days, then filled up the tank, added all the stuff back in, added "Tetra Easy Balance" to the water, let it cycle for about a week.

I just bought 4 new mollies, one male and 3 female. Now my male mollie is showing those white spots.

My question is, I've heard adding salt to the water helps this. The heats already turned up to about 83 degrees to quicken the ich cycle, I've added "Wardley Essentials Ick Away" and I'm suppose to change 50% of the water out, and I've already pulled out the carbon package from the filter.

What kind of salt do I use, how much, how often, and any other ick remedies that you have to share will be very appreciated! Thanks

oh, and it's a 10 gallon tank. I've recently added 2 green catfish, but if the salt kills them I don't care as long as it gets rid of the ich

herefishy 04-04-2008 07:33 AM

One of the products I use to treat ich, is NoxIch. Pretty good product. Follow the directions on the bottle.

Use aquarium salt. Mollies like the addition. About 1 tablespoon for every 5g of water.

Jasey 04-04-2008 11:29 AM

I've had good luck with API Aquarium Salt. The dosage is 1 tbsp/5 gallon as herefishy said, just make sure to add it gradually as to not burn the fish. Keep the temperature high and the salt in the water for 2 weeks. When you do your water changes, add salt according to how much water you changed. I also had a bad ich outbreak, and it was cured after keeping the temperature up with salt for a full two weeks. Also, I've had an ich outbreak when a tank was not cycled completely. However, after the tank was cycled, the ich disappeared (with no use of salt, high temps, etc.). So it may also be due to the stress on your fish from your tank if it is not cycled yet. Good luck!

Little-Fizz 04-05-2008 09:15 AM

I would use salt. And use this post from this forum to guide you.
I will swear by it. It worked like a charm

Fabi 06-08-2013 11:56 AM

Hey,welcome to the forum,sorry abt ur fish. :(

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