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post #11 of 20 Old 12-22-2009, 06:42 AM
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The higher temp will definitely help speed up the process. Typically 7ish days. Just continue to treat for 3 days after you see all signs of ich has disappeared. Don't think that just because you don't see white spots on the fish, that it is gone. Remember about the sacs falling off into the gravel and then turning into free-swimming parasites.. Good luck!
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post #12 of 20 Old 12-23-2009, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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OK, will do.

Many thanks to everyone and appreciate it.

Will update the status of my fishes when there are changes.
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post #13 of 20 Old 12-24-2009, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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The bad news 1st, there are 2 casualties.

Good news. every other fishes are doing fine and are eating well.

My only concern is that the ich outbreak has left some fish with some discoloration on their body. Is this normal and will it recover?
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post #14 of 20 Old 12-24-2009, 01:03 PM
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simply yes and yes ..... sorry for your loss...... the stress from the meds and the ich makes the fish loose a little color but after they get back to normal and the water conditions are restored they will color back up and be fine....

Back in the Game!!! Live Bearers in a 40 Breeder
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post #15 of 20 Old 12-24-2009, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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OK, thanks for the assurance. I was so worried they might lose their coloration permenantly.


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post #16 of 20 Old 12-31-2009, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Latest update.

There are no sign of white spots on any of the fishes. Felt better as i was worried what will happen if the ich does not go away in a weeks time (after meds).

So far, there are 4 casualties.

WC is done today and medication is dosed. Will continue the meds for another week or so. Will be away for 4 days and i really do hope all the fishes will be ok.
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post #17 of 20 Old 01-11-2010, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for their patience and advice. Its been over a week now after the last white spot is seen and all the fishes are in good health and are eating very well. There is a total of 4 casualties but could have been more if not for the advice from you guys. Thanks a lot again! cheers
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post #18 of 20 Old 01-11-2010, 08:22 AM
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Sorry for your losses but glad it wasn't worse. Congrats on successfully battling your bout with Ich. If it ever happens again (which we pray it doesn't) now you know what needs to be done! Job well done, Fabby!
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post #19 of 20 Old 01-11-2010, 10:13 AM
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On a side note, if you want to be extremely careful, wait another 7 to 10 days before you consider any fish purchases.
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post #20 of 20 Old 01-11-2010, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks lisa! Hope it doesn't happen again, fingers crossed!

Pasfur, will do. I will keep a close eye on my current fishes for any abnormalities..
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