Ich! (If I want to add water from my old tank to my new one...)
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Tropical Fish Diseases » Ich! (If I want to add water from my old tank to my new one...)

Ich! (If I want to add water from my old tank to my new one...)

This is a discussion on Ich! (If I want to add water from my old tank to my new one...) within the Tropical Fish Diseases forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> I'm going to buy a 10-20 gallon tank to grow my fish fry up in... well, my molly and platy gave birth close to ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Croaking Gourami
Croaking Gourami
Badis
Badis
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Ich! (If I want to add water from my old tank to my new one...)
Old 02-02-2010, 12:55 AM   #1
 
Austin's Avatar
 
Ich! (If I want to add water from my old tank to my new one...)

I'm going to buy a 10-20 gallon tank to grow my fish fry up in... well, my molly and platy gave birth close to the same time the other night, and a few of my fish in that tank have ich... I've been dealing with it for a week or two now and it won't go away! Every time I think it's gone I notice a different fish has a few ich spots on it... I'm hoping they can fight it off themselves with some medication as well.

Anyways onto the question...

I'm planning on setting up a new tank to grow my fish fry in, and since there's ich in the old tank, if I move the water from the old tank to the new one, the ich will stay in the water, correct? Well, if I turn the temperature up in the new fish tank to 90-100 degrees for a couple hours (or however long you guys suggest, if this idea sounds good), (I'll probably fill the tank up with half the old water, and add a little bit of new water), but if I add some hot water as the clean water I add to the tank, will it like burn the ich away? I know ich is stressed at 86+ and can even die from that temperature.


But will that temperature kill any good bacteria?

I know that my baby fish will probably have been infected? And will carry it with them to the new tank, but I'm hoping that with a lower quantity of the parasite in the water, they will more likely be able to fight it off by themselves. If fry are even strong enough to do so.

I might be thinking stupid things, but give me your opinion on these ideas.

Oh, and by the way I won't move the fish fry into the new tank until after I am done burning up the ich if I do so..... I'm not that dumb!
Austin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2010, 01:03 AM   #2
 
Ich cant survive without a host, in your case the host being the fish. So if you put some water from your tank with ich into your new tank, and leave it for a few days. the ich will simply die.
sam215 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
water question deoinized water vs distilled water jaysix79 Saltwater Fish 13 02-08-2010 01:42 AM
New Tank Water ok? pelcofresh Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 1 01-16-2008 10:55 PM
tank water? saint Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 01-06-2008 11:19 PM
Salt water vs. fresh water tank for a beginner humsuplou Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 6 12-13-2007 09:32 PM
Tank water musho3210 Water Chemistry 4 02-19-2007 11:27 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32 AM.