Possible Ich with fry in tank ??? Need help!
A couple days ago I noticed one of my platys rubbing its gills on decorations and started salt treatments and acting itchy and twitchy. Half dosage because I have 3 otos ( who seem to be taking all the salt very well thank goodness ) but today 2 more platys are doing it and one of my 4 surviving fry.
The salt doesn't seem to be helping and I don't want to hurt the fry with strong meds, so my options are limited. Water parameters are perfect so it must have happened with the intro of a new fish a few weeks ago. My heater is preset to 77 so I can't turn the heat up. I love all my platy girls and the babies and don't want to lose anyone, what can I do? :dunno:
3 red calico platys
2 mickey mouse
1 blue tuxedo
4 platy fry
3 oto catfish
In my experience, full dose of QuICK Cure does not harm baby platies. Dunno about other meds.
If it were me (and it's not) I'd use Kordan's Rid Ich+ at half strength, or Aquarisol. I'd remove the salt as otos are very sensitive to it. (Don't use salt in conjunction w/ meds, if you chose to go w/ meds)
I wonder if the pet stores here even carry those meds lol. I know one doesnt carry Quick Cure. Since I haven't seen white spots yet could it be internal parasites or gill flukes? I just want to rid the tank of this before it spreads to all the fish, yet not kill the fry.
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