01-18-2010, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 1stAquarium
I don't know how fast the treatment is meant to work. I just added it now, did not realise it turns your water blue!!
Angel, my guppy fry are in the tank with the ich outbreak, will they be okay with the treatment do you think, with them being so small?
Also, does anyone know if the treatment will effect any readings when I test the water? And shoud I not do water changes whilst the I am treating the fish?
Yes part of what's in the meds will indeed stain your water for a lil while (and your fingers and cloth if not careful)
Dang that's a tough one, using the meds OR moving the fry out is both VERY risky if they're super small, like just born. Do you have a small other non-used tank they could go to? Do you have 1 extra heater by chance?
To say up front, I have plenty exp with the fry matter itself and the ick matter itself, but not the combo...However what I'd pers do if they were super young, move them to a clean bucket water with a heater in it; if they're already several weeks old I'd leave them in the tank; chances also may be they're already infected too.
No the meds won't effect your readings.
Stick to your normal weekly water changes while treating.
Once all visible signs are gone, I treat mine for 4-5 more days. Then do a super gravel vac with about 60% water change and then add carbon to your filter (to remove remaining meds).