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Old 02-06-2010, 11:22 AM   #11
 
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Thanks Byron Ill do just that. The corys are far more active today but will still bring the temp down to a good leven and do a big water change and just hope for the best. Ive lost both of my phantom tetras so far but they were by far the worst ones affected by the Ich. I just hope the others pull through
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:27 AM   #12
 
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Thanks Byron Ill do just that. The corys are far more active today but will still bring the temp down to a good leven and do a big water change and just hope for the best. Ive lost both of my phantom tetras so far but they were by far the worst ones affected by the Ich. I just hope the others pull through
Like I said in post #6, when it is very bad I use Aquari-Sol; I've never lost a fish yet to ich. If you have fish in the tank that still have several spots (not just one or two on one or two fish), I'd use Aquari-Sol; otherwise, just keep the water clean with pwc. Let the temp drop slowly, on its own; sudden temp changes are stressful and when the fish are combating disease you want to reduce stress. B.
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:19 PM   #13
 
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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
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:39 PM   #14
 
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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.

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