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bobbysgrl 08-10-2008 12:17 AM

I know this is a betta site.
but my betta died a while back so i got two popeyed goldfish from walmart. one died of ick two days after i got it and so i put the other goldfish in a one gallon tank {they were originally in a 10 gallon together}...will this be enough to stop ick from spreading to the other fish or do i need to still get some medicine.

tinainky42431 08-10-2008 12:54 AM

get medicine
Get some medine at the pet store its a few dollars and id advise not putting any more fish in with it for atleast a month or so.

TheBettaholic 08-11-2008 03:52 PM

To treat ich, most people raise the temperature to 82-84 degrees (if the fish in question can stand high temps) add a teaspoon of salt per gallon, and an ich medicine like coppersafe or aquarisol.

Little-Fizz 08-11-2008 04:47 PM

Is anyone going to mention that gold fish shouldn't be kept in one gallon bowls? Or kept with warm water fish?

bobbysgrl 08-13-2008 02:08 PM

they were in a 10 gallon to begin with. i didnt have enough water to change the 10 gallon so i put them in a one gallon for now.
when i get more water theyll be put back in the 10 gallon.

and thanks for all the other advice.

Little-Fizz 08-13-2008 04:20 PM

... When you get more water?

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