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Neon tetra ich I think help please
Old 01-21-2011, 11:33 AM   #21
 
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Can you find Kordon's Rid Ich +?? Or Aquarisol? Either of these two meds is what I would use.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:36 AM   #22
 
Ya Rid-Ich I think is pretty available at the petsmart I go to. I think I'm gonna have to go and get that one but keep in mind I have tetras and otos in the tank.

I bought this stuff "NOX-ICH" but it looks pretty hardcore and I read that it stains things so I'm not gonna be using that one in my big tank.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:40 AM   #23
 
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Ya Rid-Ich I think is pretty available at the petsmart I go to. I think I'm gonna have to go and get that one but keep in mind I have tetras and otos in the tank.

I bought this stuff "NOX-ICH" but it looks pretty hardcore and I read that it stains things so I'm not gonna be using that one in my big tank.
I know you have otos and neons, just use meds at half strength. Nearly all ich meds will stain as one of the main ingredients is a stain causing ingredient. I have never had a problem, as my tank is acrylic (no silicone seams) and I do not have any type of decorations that will stain (just plants and driftwood).
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:44 AM   #24
 
Ok I will try this, should I wait a couple days and do some water changes before adding this?
My water is pretty orange right now from the Ich-Attack stuff.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:47 AM   #25
 
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I would do a huge water change to remove the "orange" stuff. How badly off are your fish right now?? Just a few spots or riddled? If they are riddled, and if it was me, I wouldn't wait. Do you have any carbon you can add to your filter after you do a big water change to suck out the residual meds in the tank currently, before you start the new regime of meds??
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:49 AM   #26
 
Ya I have carbon I could add, and the spots are ONLY on the tetras but they are there. Some of them have like 3 or 4 spots but some don't have any at all.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:29 PM   #27
 
Ok so I am trying a different method, the heater that was in my tank only went up to 30 degrees but I had another one lying around and I installed it and now the temp is at 31 degrees (Celsius).

Correct me if I'm wrong but I do believe that ich can't live at these temperatures so leaving it like this for a few days would kill it off right?
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:49 PM   #28
 
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87.8?? That's what I've been told but your neons and otos will fry at this temp. Sustained heat at that level will shorten their lives.
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:52 PM   #29
 
This seems to be working pretty good, the neons have a lot less spots on them already today I think I will keep it like this for another day or 2 and hopefully all will go well.

I'm just sick and tired of fighting this ich stuff and want the neons and otos in my planted tank already its been ready for a while and I'm loosing my patience.
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