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justinianobrenden 05-15-2011 10:58 PM

i bought a healthy lookin red wag platy n about a day later he looked like he had ich so i started using the ich med i had n it hasnt gone away but he isnt dead yet and no other fish have caught it so im confused, i heard salt will kill ich and i was meaning to get some for my tank anyways for my livebearers. should i use salt, howmuch, and why wont it go away. it is just a little bit of white spots on him that come and go in the morning he doesnt hav many by night he has about 10-20 more. i cant post pictures unless someone knows how to through mobile phone and could tell me how
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jeaninel 05-15-2011 11:14 PM

How long have you been treating for? Ich can only be killed during its free swimming stage. Keep treating the tank for at least 3-5 days after you no longer see any spots. It may take a couple weeks. Read up on the life cycle of ich to get a better understanding of what its life cycle is and options for treating.There's tons of info on the web on ich. Here's one to get you started.

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