I realized on the 9th that I had introduced ich into my 55g tank, when I added to otto's (both died w/i days) to my tank
My Black Neons and Emperor tetras showed signs on fins, cherry barbs and rainbow fish showed no outward signs but are stressed. Two remaining otto's - 1 seems fine, the other not well.
I've raised the temp to 80 and added salt (2 tsp * 45 gal - assuming gravel, tank contents will consume some space). I've also stopped turning on the lights as the fish "seem" less stressed. I'm continuing feeding as I'm assuming that fish that are eating is a positive sign.
I've reduced the water level slightly and added an air stone for increase water agitation / oxygen
Should I increase the tank temp even higher?
Water changes during the treatment phase? There seems to be varing opinons - my own thoughts that I should do minor changes, primarily to vacuum gravel in order to eliminate some of the parasites. I thought ever other day????
Many articles talk about continuing treatment at least 1 week after outward signs of ich are gone, I assume that articles are referring to either salt or chemical treatments. I haven't seen anything about when I should start reducing the temp?
Thank for any help.