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post #1 of 17 Old 05-19-2012, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Help, I Believe My fish have Ick!!

Today i just noticed that 3-4 of my Serpae Tetras had small white puffy spots on their bodies. They aren't tubercles, and i'm pretty sure it's Ick. What should i do. I need answer fast. Gotta help them later today. I have Prevent Ick and I was thinking about just using it on my whole 55 gallon in case all my fish were affected. Most likely they are. Is it alright if a just use the medicine while the water is being filtered normally and stuff like that? What can i do. Help!

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-19-2012, 02:07 PM
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Ick is usually characterized by a fish looking as if it has been sprinkled with salt. By what you are describing it does not sound like ich but possibly a fungal infection. All the fish in the tank would need treatment regardless.

Can you possibly post a picture of the fish in question to get a better understanding as to what it might be.

Also what are your parameters for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate? Disease is usually a sign of something wrong with your tank, unless the fish are new and already had the disease.

Fungal infection requires a different treatment than ich so it is fairly crucial to be absolutely sure which one it is.

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Rays the temp to 30C or 86F that sould kill the free flouting ICK.

Your tank is way over stocked.

List all your fish and how meany of them do you have.

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post #4 of 17 Old 05-19-2012, 07:52 PM
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reduce water to 70% then place 2 hand's full of rock salt.

Fish can handle it, next day do a water change for a week or so to completely kill the ick.

Maybe just 2-3days no more ick. That's how I resolved mine given the advice from a expert golden flowerhorn breeder.

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post #5 of 17 Old 05-19-2012, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Ick is usually characterized by a fish looking as if it has been sprinkled with salt. By what you are describing it does not sound like ich but possibly a fungal infection. All the fish in the tank would need treatment regardless.

Can you possibly post a picture of the fish in question to get a better understanding as to what it might be.

Also what are your parameters for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate? Disease is usually a sign of something wrong with your tank, unless the fish are new and already had the disease.

Fungal infection requires a different treatment than ich so it is fairly crucial to be absolutely sure which one it is.
7.6 ph
0 ammo
o nitrite
100 nitrate

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post #6 of 17 Old 05-19-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Rays the temp to 30C or 86F that sould kill the free flouting ICK.

Your tank is way over stocked.

List all your fish and how meany of them do you have.
26 tetras
3 goldies
2 koi

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post #8 of 17 Old 05-21-2012, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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not sure..

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post #9 of 17 Old 05-21-2012, 11:08 PM
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If your fish look like those in the picture you absolutely have ick and need to start treatment for it right away.

Can you confirm that you have these symptoms?

You are extremely overstocked for the size of your tank. The goldfish and Koi will outgrow it in no time at all.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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