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MelKurtonic 02-20-2011 12:08 PM

Goldfish Recovering from ich
We recently purchased 2 goldfish and they came down with ich. I researched it and it said it was very common most goldfish get ich from the stress of being introduced to a new enviroment. They're recovering nicely (they have a much bigger tank since the last time i took pictures) and they seem very happy. The bigger one, however, (a little over an inch long) isn't eating as much as the little one but he is eating again. should I be worried or just wait until the ich is completely clear?

Guppie luver 02-20-2011 02:12 PM

he will be ok he is just still recovering dont worrry

MelKurtonic 02-20-2011 03:29 PM

Thank you :) I just worry lol first timer...

Lupin 02-20-2011 05:50 PM

Did you continue 10 days of treatment right after ich disappeared? You have to. What meds were used?

MelKurtonic 02-20-2011 08:56 PM

ich isn't completely gone yet but I plan to I'm using QuICK cure after I read reviews it said that was the best.... it seems to be working pretty well so far the spots are slowly disapearing and I don't see anymore forming

Lupin 02-20-2011 08:59 PM

Which med are you currently using then? Please forget the quick cure stuff. It's harsher than salt.

MelKurtonic 02-20-2011 09:18 PM

I don't get it? every testimonial I read said it worked great and if used properly wouldn't harm the fish? I don't know of any medicine that didn't include machalite green or formalin what else would I use to cure the ich other than salt?

Lupin 02-20-2011 09:21 PM

I meant to say the QC is a last resort. Until then, give salt a try first. Make sure it's sodium chloride. Watch out for yellow prussiate of soda as it's toxic to fish. Dissolve salt before adding to tank. When you add, dose a teaspoon per gallon of salt to the tank. Add the second set in the next 12 hours and third set in another 12 hours to total 3 teaspoons per gallon. Your goldfish will tolerate that well enough. Lethal to ich though. When you do water changes, don't forget to redose salt per water volume changed as water changes can reduce the amount of salt in your tank.

Aquarium salt, pickling salt or rock salt works.

MelKurtonic 02-20-2011 09:25 PM

salt like aquarium salt?

Lupin 02-20-2011 09:27 PM

Yeppo. It's safer. Continue 10 days of treatment after ich disappears.

Oh and for future reference, formalin and salt do NOT mix. It's a lethal combo.

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