01-19-2008, 08:22 AM
| || | Bob, ich really isn't always in every tank unless introduced. Once they seemingly disappear, they try to live around gill tissues and reappear once the fish is severely stressed again which is why in this case, once the presence of ich is no longer detected, continue treatment for a week or two.
Originally Posted by herefishy
I am of the belief that ich is always in the tank. You may always have out breaks. They remain in cyst form until conditions permit them to start an outbreak. The best solution that I have found is to keep the temperature of the tank at the higher acceptable levels for your fish. Treat the tank, not necessarily the fish. The outbreak of ich is just the manifestation of the conditions of the tank. That is not to say that your tank is dirty or that you are an inept fishkeeper. Low temperature, stress all have a factor in the outbreak of ich.
I have introduced thousands of new fish to my tanks. Very few times have I had outbreaks of ich. I have more problems with seasonal changes, specifically changing to the cooler seasons, than I do with introducing new fish to infect the tank with ich.
What are the ingredients in it?
Originally Posted by southafrica1001
oh lupin the medicine i use is a waterlife product called myxazin (its for fungus,ich,ulcers and other diseases), they only really sell waterlife products where i live and its help me with other ich outbreaks in the past