07-10-2012, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Magna pisces custos
for lack of a quarantine tank (now remedied), I have a tank infected with ich. It may be "super" Ich as
salt, heat, and Kordon's Ich Attack have had no effect whatsoever.
So, question: From experience, does anyone know if treating Ich with Formalin and Malachite Green affect the Nitrifying Bacteria?
My tank is cycled and I really do not want to have to deal with all that again.
I have AP Quick Cure
with those two chemicals in it.
Thanks for the help.
Actually, isolating the fish is pointless once the are infected with ich anyway. How long did yor treatments last to make you conclude they are not working effectively? How much dosage did you use? Yes, the meds will destroy your nitrifying bacteria no doubt. Pretty much you may experience fluctuating ammonia and.nitrite levels when you push it throug. Salt is a nuch safer treatment but if the ich is somehow resistant to it, then the combo of malachite green and formalin may be a better choice. Be sure you aerate the qater vigorously since formalin can reduce oxygen level.