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post #21 of 50 Old 03-12-2014, 05:07 AM
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Noo! That's not good :( I know nothing about barbs and little about gouramis! Mine got up to 88-89 at some points and I had guppies, neon tetras, a pleco, and blue rams/angelfish. :/ but 89 is pushing is. That person does not know what they are talking about. I'd keep it at 86 and see how it does. 89 is getting up there.
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post #22 of 50 Old 03-12-2014, 05:09 AM
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If 86-87 doesn't kill it we can talk about raising the temp higher at that point. That person does not know what they are talking about. 85 is supposed to kill it, but most people say 86 to be safe. 94 isn't required at all...
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Ya, I turned it back down.. The barbs seemed to be most effected as well. I don't really see it anymore, but it might still be there


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Well technically they said Ich won't die at all unless it's at 94 but that's too high for fish, so hear can't do it.. But idk, that's weird cause they're a pretty respected member!


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post #25 of 50 Old 03-12-2014, 07:42 AM
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They have no clue what they are talking about, respected or not.
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If you have kept it at 86 for at least the last few days and the spots have disappeared, in my experience you may see a few new spots (from ich that has already infected the fish and is bursting out) but much much less and it should disappear and not come back.
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post #27 of 50 Old 03-12-2014, 04:11 PM
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So sorry to hear that your fish died. Mine were fine at 89F. If anything they were more active and hungry. I guess different fish are more or less tolerant of heat, or maybe they were already to badly affected to recover. Warmer water has less oxygen and ich attacks the gills of fish.

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So sorry to hear that your fish died. Mine were fine at 89F. If anything they were more active and hungry. I guess different fish are more or less tolerant of heat, or maybe they were already to badly affected to recover. Warmer water has less oxygen and ich attacks the gills of fish.

I think cherry barbs in particular aren't good with heat. The golden barbs are all happy. I'm most disappointed about my blue dwarf gourami, I'm not sure what the problem there was. I had he water lower so that the two filters made a bigger slash for oxygen as well... And had an air stone, however he air pump is weak, it was letting out maybe 5 bubbles a second, but it's better now since I hooked up the strong air pump, and (I couldn't use it as it was powering my 20 gallon sponge filter and an air stone in the 5 gallon) that seemed to help the weaker one, maybe the stone was clogged. It's up to a reasonable maybe 15 bubbles a second

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I've administered the heat treatment (88-89) to more than 50 species, cherry barbs included. Never had a problem other than a individual fish here and there that most likely had something else going on.

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post #30 of 50 Old 03-13-2014, 02:45 PM
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So how long do you have to keep the heat up to get rid of Ich? I had an Ich problem recently and it has been almost a week of temps at least 85.
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