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fear187 10-11-2007 03:52 PM

possible ICH on gold fish
 
Is this ICH ? its only one my one gold fish... on the fins.. that's it.
I was reading up on ICH.. and just as a precautionary measure, added some sea/rock salt.. and upped the tank temperature to the 80s.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...t/100_1320.jpg

Lupin 10-11-2007 05:32 PM

Re: possible ICH on gold fish
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fear187
Is this ICH ? its only one my one gold fish... on the fins.. that's it.
I was reading up on ICH.. and just as a precautionary measure, added some sea/rock salt.. and upped the tank temperature to the 80s.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...t/100_1320.jpg

Yep. Ich. Hopefully, the fish should recover if given varied diet allowing it to resist the ich well. It will be a good idea to do a larger water change and increase aeration as higher temperature can decrease oxygen level and increase metabolic rate resulting in more wastes excreted.

Falina 10-11-2007 05:34 PM

It def looks like ich to me.

Treat the whole tnk as the parasite lives in the water as well as on the fish, even if no other fish show signs. Salt and raised temp has been very effective for many people and is considered the safest way to treat. Just make sure the water is getting enough movement to compensate for the decrease in oxygen due to the temp.

Treat for a fortnight even if the fish appear fine beforehand.

Good luck with it.

JouteiMike 10-12-2007 02:46 PM

Have you considered a salt bath? As in placing the fish in a highly concentrated separate hospital tank, only for a short while. This would really knock off some parasites.

Your goldfish doesn't seem stressed with the higher temp? I've never raised my temp when I had Ich in the past. Salt baths + Quickcure worked wonders.


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