09-19-2006, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by usmc121581
This may sound kind of stupid, if you never heard of it. Copper kills ick, I have heard and seen people putting penny's in there tank, to get rid of the ick even a LFS had told me that to.. I never tried it my self as I have a marine tank. Just don't leave them in to long. I thought it was kinda funny when I first heard that.
Copper does kill ich and so do pennies. But the problem with pennies is that they contain other heavy metals so they're no longer a suitable method for treatments.
I have to add that if you have other invertebrates including snails and shrimps, copper will kill them thus fouling your water quality.
I don't think raising temp will help coldwater fish.
We're just killing the fish who are intolerant of high temp.
The only way is continuous treatment of meds rather than increasing the temp.
On the side note, when trying to use a different med, remove the med you currently have in your tank using a carbon. Mixing meds can be dangerous.