Originally Posted by Teammuir1
OK good to know...... but please explain why.... I am not saying that I dont believe you ...
but when you tell some one something like that It would be good to Explain why it should be that
way... so as I can learn ....
Anytime certain parasitic infestation occur such as Ich, a heat treatment is one of the options.
Fungus/bacteria will proliferate/multiply/progress much faster in warmer than in cooler temperature.
Dept of Enviromental Protection in NYC is out on the street at various locations more often during Summer time to perform random testing of water supply for pathogens and when more pathogens are found, they take appropriate action to combat the issues by increasing chemical addtitives or by adding/using alternative chemical such as chloaminr than simple chlorine or even make public announcement to boil the water before use.
And of course, you not gonna cook the eniire tank to a point where nothing can survive, lol!.
Think of this way, food will spoil (fungus/bacteria) lot faster in room temp than in the refrigerator unless room is cooler/colder than refrigerator.
Whatever you do, do not
increase/decrease temp too fast.
As far as injury/infection, I can not tell for sure from the pic.
Make sure the water is up to par before adding med, if you desire. Although pic provided by other member is good pic showing symptom, but it may or it may not be that disease.
It could be simple injury which can advance to such.
Like I said, check the water first before taking action.
Hope this helped a bit.