07-16-2010, 05:03 PM
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How long should I keep treating my tank for ich after fish death?
I have a 10 gallon tank that used to have 2 guppies in it. One of them had ich and so I have been treating the water for the past week and a half. I've been using API Super Ick Cure and had the water temperature at approx. 84 degrees, and was also adding salt every couple of days after doing a 25% water change each time. The female at one point had a couple spots but they cleared up quite quickly. The male would start to look a bit better and then get worse again, and went back and forth like that until finally this morning I got to the office and he had died. Now I want to make sure the ich is gone before I add anymore fish. The female is doing great... she is growing and fully active and still is showing no signs of ich... I put the carbon back in the filter this morning... if I take the carbon out before and add medication to the water one more time today, and then put the carbon back in the filter on Monday, and then wait a week or so, is that enough to be fairly confident that the ich is gone?