11-26-2008, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Lupin
Did you dissolve salt thoroughly and add gradually? If not, they are at a risk suffering from osmotic shock. Loaches in particular are prone to this. I never had issues treating my own loaches, catfishes and a few others with table salt last time they were struck down by ich.
Yes, I used fully dissolved API Aquarium Salt and used a slow drip method to add it into the tank. The last salt addition was on 11/13 so I'm fairly confident osmotic shock isn't occuring. This morning I notice only one visible cyst on one clown.
Tyyrlym: That link you sent is the exact link I've used as an information resource since all this ich began. I've been running the tank at 85 degrees since 11/13, which is 13 days. There is a blurb in that article about some fish having immunity after being treated with meds. I can't help but think that the other fish in the tank may have developed immunity somewhere down the line. Since I have not had them since birth and purchased them at half their potential size who knows what prior illness & medication treatments may have had??
I wish I understood my complete reluctance to treat the main tank with meds...instinctively something in my gut tells me not to treat the main tank with meds at this point in time. Either way I've decided to keep the Eclipse 12. It'll be a nice hospital/QT tank to keep on hand.
Last edited by aunt kymmie; 11-26-2008 at 10:44 AM..
Reason: after thought....