Well, I am battling what i believe is my first case of Ich. I have a 75 gallon freshwater tank, that is still cycling, unfortunatly I had to put all my fish from my old tank in this 75 gallon one during this process becuase my old tank is leaking :(. ANyway, like i said, im pretty sure this is Ich, but would like to make sure. MY tank currently houses 4 Albino Paradise Gourami, 4 Blue Gourami
, 4 Fire Red Gourami (one of which is the sick one), 4 small tiger barbs, 1 Swordtail
, a pleco, 3 smalll marble angelfish, 1 Platy
, 4 small shibunkin, and 8-ish ghost and algea eating shrimp. None of my other fish appear to be affected, just my poor red fire gourami. My tank is currently steady at 78 degrees, and just did a water test my levels are ammonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates 0, and finally ph at 7.2 to 7.6 (not happy about this and am doing frequent 20 to 25% water changes). I am running a 30 to 60 aqua tech filter (which is working great) and am going to be adding another filter soon. i have no idea what the heater is so, dont ask. there are no live plants, just fake, and there is an air bubbler (again dont know the make). Anyway, my poor gourami has about half a dozen white, puffyish looking spots on him, 3 pin dot size on his fin, two pencil dot size on his side, near his dorsel fin, and one large one on his 'forehead'. the one on his forehead is the worst, it almost looks like his head is rotting away, which i originally thought was hole in the head. but then i discovered the other spots.the one of his forehead appears to almost be like sugar crystals that has gouged a hole in his head. he spends his time on the bottom of the tank, almost, laying down,(but not on his side) and barely moves. every once in a while he will swim to the surface, but it is a very slow, methodical swim, then he goes and hides in a cave on the gravel bottom. The stringy thing that hangs down from his 'chin appears to be split as well, it has split into two pieces and then it has a small portion that split from the top and curls around the rest of it. I did a 20% water change this morning, and then this afternoon i bought quICK gone to treat the ich. any advice on this issue would be great.