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Help! Ich is in my tank!

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Help! Ich is in my tank!
Old 10-11-2012, 08:45 AM   #1
 
Help! Ich is in my tank!

I have ich in my tank, and The only medicine I have is the liquid Jungle Ich Guard, How do I use it ? For how long, and is it a danger to my apple snails and nerite snails? Would I have to change the water everytime I use it? Please help, I have a pregnant platy and she is one of the ones with the Ich. They all have white spots all over them, with the majority on the tails. The Gourami is the only one I have not noticed in any Ich on. Please help, I did not see any yesterday and today it looks like its exploded. I use 600 bright floursecent bulbs, a tetra nonadjustable heater, a tetrawhisper filter and air pump. Are my fish going to die????

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Old 10-11-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
 
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I have ich in my tank, and The only medicine I have is the liquid Jungle Ich Guard, How do I use it ? For how long, and is it a danger to my apple snails and nerite snails? Would I have to change the water everytime I use it? Please help, I have a pregnant platy and she is one of the ones with the Ich. They all have white spots all over them, with the majority on the tails. The Gourami is the only one I have not noticed in any Ich on. Please help, I did not see any yesterday and today it looks like its exploded. I use 600 bright floursecent bulbs, a tetra nonadjustable heater, a tetrawhisper filter and air pump. Are my fish going to die????
first thing is first look on the box/bottle of what treatment you have and look for the copper content and post back you are not meant to use these treatments with snails

so rehousing them while you treat the fish is the best bet but do not house them with other fish though as they need upto 24 hours in segregation the ich cant live on snails as i know of but they live in water and can harbor on your snails but they cant live for over 24 hours with no fish as a host

if rehousing them while you treat is a no go then leave them in and you SHOULD be ok i have used ich treatment with my 10 apple snails and had no problems the really harsh treatments like mythlin blue are a BIG no go tho
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:29 PM   #3
 
.20% triethylene glycol, victoria green, nitromersol, acriflavine. Thats all the ingrediants that are listed.
I do not currently have another tank to relocate my snails to. I am beginning to get very worried about my platies. They often lay down on the gravel at the bottom of the tank, with the only movement being them breathing. I am noticing spots of Ick on the gourami now. I have treated with the recommended dosage for today, is there anything else I can do? I am very afraid I am going to lose my Platies.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:39 PM   #4
 
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.20% triethylene glycol, victoria green, nitromersol, acriflavine. Thats all the ingrediants that are listed.
I do not currently have another tank to relocate my snails to. I am beginning to get very worried about my platies. They often lay down on the gravel at the bottom of the tank, with the only movement being them breathing. I am noticing spots of Ick on the gourami now. I have treated with the recommended dosage for today, is there anything else I can do? I am very afraid I am going to lose my Platies.
not much really you can add some salt SEA SALT is best if all you have is table salt use that to a dose of teaspoon per 30 liter dissolve it in a bit of warm water before adding to tank

ADD THIS TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE TANK TO THE FILTER

this will not only reduce the stress the fish have but also gives there immune system a really good boost salt on its own used to kill ich but since the fish farms used it all of the time the ich got immune to it or most types of ich are anyway

also if you are using a carbon filter remove it and bin it i was going to tell you to remove it until you have treated as the treatments kill carbon making activated carbon deactivated

other than that its time and hope fingers crossed
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
 
I am crossing my fingers. I hurt to think of losing my beautiful platies. I have added the recommended salt dosage.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #6
 
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I am crossing my fingers. I hurt to think of losing my beautiful platies. I have added the recommended salt dosage.
ok and just a little heads up some fish like salt more than others if any of your fish who where not doing so before hand loose some boyency do a 10% change

also in the morning do a 25% water change as this will half the amount of ich in the water

let me know in a few days how they get on and it is normal not to see a change in the amount of ich on the fish as the treatments only kill ich that are in the later stages of feeding on a host so 3-4 days in you should see massive improvement
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:31 PM   #7
 
just had a look at your tanks get some pics up lol

have you ever tried to breed your own brine shrimp i noticed you like feeding baby brine shrimp (bbs)

i can give you a detailed tutorial (TUT) on how to make your own hatchery and breed your own from eggs i do this from time to time as live ones are way better for your fish and fry

it cost lots and lots less too!!!

i give live bbs (LBBS) until the hatchery is empty and then use freezed dried for a while before breeding a fresh batch

it's very easy to do too!!!!

i gotta say i love the freezed dried bbs as i stick a cube of it to the tank wall and love watching the fish chomping at the glass try it its brill to watch
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:38 PM   #8
 
I have looked into breeding my own BUT have found another species that is very similar with less fat content that does not require salt. They are called Freshwater Fairy Shrimp and originally from Thailand. I also have another Dilemma. I was going to use this tank as a temporary holding zone for 7 show class Blue Moscow Guppys. They are scheduled to arrive tomorrow or Saturday. Is it even safe to put these guys in here with this outbreak of Ich? And if not what Am I to do? My 20 gallon tank that I have is no where near cycled enough to risk top class show guppys. I have a 3 gallon that is currently housing fry of various ages, but There happen to be 2 month old male fry in there and I wish these Guppys to remain pure Blue Moscows. Any ideas on what to do?
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:47 PM   #9
 
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I have looked into breeding my own BUT have found another species that is very similar with less fat content that does not require salt. They are called Freshwater Fairy Shrimp and originally from Thailand. I also have another Dilemma. I was going to use this tank as a temporary holding zone for 7 show class Blue Moscow Guppys. They are scheduled to arrive tomorrow or Saturday. Is it even safe to put these guys in here with this outbreak of Ich? And if not what Am I to do? My 20 gallon tank that I have is no where near cycled enough to risk top class show guppys. I have a 3 gallon that is currently housing fry of various ages, but There happen to be 2 month old male fry in there and I wish these Guppys to remain pure Blue Moscows. Any ideas on what to do?
yes
unless your as lucky as me and work at your LFS (local fish store) from time to time and use a spare tank of there's lol

i would just put them in the treated tank from my understanding the treatment stops them from entering new hosts (the fish) so they should not be affected

but when adding them after you have let the bag float to get to the same temp add some tank water to the bag and leave 10 mins more so the sudden change in water IE. treatment being there doesn't send them into shock

and all should be good do the water change before they get there and then add the salt to the same dosage as before but only for the approx amount of water you took out whilst change you could also get the water ready to add back to the tank but add the salt first so they get a stronger dosage of salt before you refill to make the original dosage back


same as with humans fat is good unless its in huge amount i avoid and food for myself that say reduced this or **% less this etc it all a con we and fish actually need fat to be able to burn it off

a balanced and varied diet is best for any pet or human

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