Originally Posted by hywaydave
Was hoping someone would have been able to help me by now.
Anyway, I purchased Kordon Ich Attack. Hopefully it works.
that ich attack is worthless. before you use it -- take it back.
The following techniques should help you.
1 - with your plants, if you suspect infestation, remove it and put it into a 5 gallon tub (you can get one from homedepot, fill it with your aquarium water and let it run with normal heated water circulating with light for approximately 2-3 weeks (fishless) this wll make sure that the ich will go through it's lifecycle and die without a host -- it cannot rehost onto plants since they are not compatible hosts.
2 - with your fish with ich, turn up the heat to 85-86 deg F and cover the tank in darkness for approximately 2 weeks as well. The darkness lets your fish rest without stressing it out, also the heat will accelerate the rate of growth and life cycle of ich. You can add some aquarium salt to help, but I would start feeding your fish food fortified with garlic to help build their immune system.
You can soak your fish food in Kent's Garlic Extreme and it would do the same and fortify the food with garlic -- just let it soak up for approximately 15-30 mins before feeding.
I don't like medication and copper since that messes with your water chemistry/beneficial bacteria too much.