02-06-2010, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by n1zjd
Yeah I just turned the heater way down to let it drop on its own. I still have fish affected pretty good. What is the main ingredient in the treatment you are talking about. All I have available to me is Maracide with Malachite Green and Chitosan. I gave them there second dose of it today as per directed on the bottle. The phantom tetras were just covered with Ich plus I added to the stress with the temp change. Hopefully the rest will make a full recovery
Maracide I haven't personally used, but the Malachite Green I use for fungus and I will say that corydoras do not like it. Keep an eye on the corys, if they sit there respirating heavily, they are stressed and a pwc is recommended. I know it's difficult, when ich is this bad you either treat the tank adequately and risk sensitive fish, or protect sensitive fish and lose the heavily-infected fish.
Aquari-Sol has copper plus other stuff, but it is safer to use from my own experience. I tried it because they claim it is safe for sensitive fish at full strength, and it worked on ich and velvet [which is really nasty]. I have treated a tank for 5 days and cured it completely. I monitored the corydoras and although they clearly did not like it and showed it, they held up. If you do get it, make sure you do a thorough major water change before using; it is not safe to add any medication when another is in the tank. They can react in various ways.