Ok lemme start from the begininng.
55 gallon tank
2 aquatech hob filters, one 40g the other 20 g
76 degrees F
kh 40 ppm
1 platy....lost her friday
1 sunburst platy.....lost her saturday
1 red velvet wag
5 neon tetras
2 black neons
1 dalmation molly
So, as I just got my tank stable about 2 weeks ago, I think I overfed my fish and started the ich! Problem started Friday evening I came home from work, checked my tank and had a dead platy! I directly checked my water, nothing had spiked. It was overdue for a water change, so I did about a 25% change right then. Checked them Saturday morning and they were all there, I fed them as normal. Came home Saturday afternoon from work and my sunburst play was gone. Never found her. I always check the filters and everything when a fish goes missing. Last week I found one swimming around in the filter! I awake Sunday morning to check them and I had a black neon and neon tetra missing, found them today! Dunno where the lil boogers hide! It worries me! I wake this morning to find lil salt like spots on one of black neons. I knew it was ich, I saw pix online. But, it looks like these same things are on the walls of my tank. not many and I have seen them before on the tank, but wasn't sure that it was. When I look really close it almost looks like some kind of bug, its white and microscopic! Now, I just added my Molly and 2 black neons about 2 weeks ago now. I have had the one platy that died, from the orginal stock in my tank, as well as the glofish, and 3 of the neon tetras , so have had them for about 2 months, had the sunburst and 2 of the neon's for about a month. Does ich cling to the surface of the tank? This morning I dug out some ich treatment from my supplies, since I have tetras in the tank, I have to only add 1 drop for every 2 gallons. I do not have any carbon in my filters, but should I replace the filter media and pads now or wait until I am finished treating the tank? I also read that I should increase the heat of the tank slowly, I have brought it up a little bit over the day it is now 76F. Should I do small water changes or wait until I am done treating? I have read so many different answers as I was searching the site today. Thank you for anything you can do to help!