ICH/ICK problem need advise - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 08-11-2012, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
New Member
ICH/ICK problem need advise

I recently noticed my fish were flashing. I got Super Ich Cure and Aquarium Salt and added both according to the directions. I noticed my red glo fish was infested it looks like I literally rolled him in salt and one of my mickey mouse platys had a few spots. I bumped the temperature up to 86. 4 days later and the red glo fish showed no improvements and all my fish are still flashing. I did a water change and switched to quICK cure. The fish are not showing any signs of distress even the infested glo fish is eating and behaving normally. Why is the ick not clearing up at all and does anybody have any recommendations?

20 gal

5 Mickey Mouse platys
3 Glo Fish
3 Fancy Guppies


A-0, Ni-0, Na-20ppm
MDV39 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 08-12-2012, 11:03 AM
jaysee's Avatar
The heat treatment (86 degrees) takes several days to clear things up, and is a 2 week treatment. You likely did not stick with it long enough.

It is also important not to combine treatments. If you are medicating, then the temp needs to be normal.

Tell me about your quick cure treatment.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
jaysee is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
looking for advise steve086 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 10 01-13-2011 06:29 PM
New and Need advise mcguyver Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 6 10-03-2009 08:12 PM
Could I please have your advise on this? kaytee576 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 02-16-2008 09:19 AM
Advise Please grey Freshwater and Tropical Fish 16 11-13-2007 07:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome