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post #1 of 4 Old 05-25-2012, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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my 3 platys started showing signs of ich after i stupidly bought 4 more platys and didnt qt. things went down hill, i took the 4 back. my 3 started glancing, flashing, being aggressive,staying at top, and being lathargic. i started api quick cure 4 days ago, got temp to 87 last night. this morn the behavior was the same. jaysee let me know this could really deplete oxygen levels. we have a machine that produces oxygen rich oxygen for wife that she never needs. i hooked it into my 4 airstones. the difference was like night and day and came within minutes. now theres no glancing, flashing, aggression and other symptoms. theyre back to sucking rocks and decos being happy again. historically when i feel like patting myself on the back for saving the world, i find i missed important details. does anyone have reasons why i shouldnt be doing this? i know its a bandaid covering the real problems. how long should i keep giving meds and heat? thanks for your opinions. btw i change lots of water.also they have richer colors now

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-25-2012, 03:02 PM
that's not long term but your frequent wc are when they have ich you'll need to keep this up for around 3 weeks the least to kill off all the ich parasites

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-25-2012, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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that's not long term but your frequent wc are when they have ich you'll need to keep this up for around 3 weeks the least to kill off all the ich parasites
going to stop meds and keep up heat treat
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-26-2012, 10:48 AM
read this thread articals on ich reatment

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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