12-05-2012, 09:51 AM
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Not sure about continuing to dose with Paraguard, you will have to use your best judgement on that according to the instructions on the package. My only suggestion is to research how much heat CL's can tolerate and continue with that. If I were you, I would not use the turkey baster to clean the tank because I don't think that will remove as much of the ich parasite that is free floating and in the tank substrate as siphoning will. I have read about people using extreme heat measures for a long period of time, research that, seems like it is 2 weeks or so (just be sure that CL's can tolerate that much heat). Just be sure to have good oxygen in the tank, i.e. surface agitation, air stone, clean water. Wish I knew more to help you, I love our Clowns too and hope your little guys are doing the happy dance soon! Also, remember that ich can be transferred from tank to tank via cleaning tools, siphons, nets, because of that I have separate equipment in a bucket that is just for when I have an ich tank. I have read that it can even be transferred by your hands if you do not wash them after you maintain a tank with ich, not sure if that's true?? Best wishes for a successful outcome!