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post #1 of 3 Old 08-29-2011, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Goldfish with Ich

This is not affecting any of my bettas tanks, but i'm worried none the less.

in my 10 gallon, i have two fair goldfish, one comet, three of those tiny zippy blue and red guys, two salt and pepper catfish, and two red onion snails.

I noticed the ich on the goldfish today and i have NO CLUE how to treat them. I read about epsom salt, and commercial ich killers. i don't have a heater for this tank, and i read that rasing the temp is part of treatment?

i'm 16, so i don't really have the money for a heater. How do i treat them? I wont be so worried if the goldfish go, but i don't want to replace my other animals.

whats the best way? either to quarentine the goldies and treat my others? (as well as the goldies)

i want to know if its possible to clear them of the ich without a heater.

any responses/advice are greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-29-2011, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Here is the sticky

What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? probably around 78?
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? see origianl post

What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?


How often do you perform a water change? *add conditioned water as it evaporates, have had these fish for many years
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? *water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? goldfish: has obvious ich
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms? just noticed the breakout today :/
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not yet
How old is your fish (approximately)? 4 years i'd say
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-29-2011, 04:01 PM
first of all a 10 gallon tank is way small for any goldfish they grow about a foot long so there growth is probably stunted right now. but back to what you were wondering about, if you are having problems with ich a salt bath would help meds would help and also daily water changes of 25 percent would be good for the goldfish and you probably want a pond for the goldfish once they are treated and at there best health
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