04-24-2011, 03:12 PM
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Do White Spot treatments harm shrimp?
I have a bit of a quandry - I've recently had some less than rummy rummy nosed tetras come into my care, they really aren't in the best of health and I've noticed that two of them have Ich. The tell tale little white spots are a dead give away. Now I have all the tips on treatment - dose twice a few days apart, do water changes to gradually reduce the concentrations and raise the temperature to speed up the life cycle of the parasite and give the medication more time to kill it... but here's the thing. Every medication I can find seems to have copper coming out the wazoo. That's essentially commiting shrimpicide and I'd really rather not. I had a traumatic episode with shrimp before and have only just come round to keeping them again.
Is there a way that I can treat this without the shrimp dying?
Fishing the two infected fish out in a heavily planted tank in a shoal of 17 is essentially impossible, as not only do I not have the 14 years needed to catch them but I also don't have another tank :(
I've heard that garlic is effective but every day I delay this is only going to get worse.