03-26-2007, 05:59 PM
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1. Pictus cats are prone to ick because they stress so easily. It is common for a pictus cat to develop ick when they've been moved. They are scaleless fish, so I wouldn't have used the salt treatment in that tank (sorry i couldn't get here sooner).
2. There is 1 medication I know of that is safe for all of the fish in your tank, and would have been safe for the pictus cat as well. If you decide that the salt isn't working, it will be important to do a 30% water change at least 24 - 48 hrs before starting the med treatment.
The medication is called Formalin. You will want to use it at 1/2 dose (1 drop per gallon instead of 2). Very important to increase circulation and aeration in the tank before using this med, as it can deplete oxygen levels, especially at higher temps. Usually an air stone or 2 with an air pump are plenty, and this can be discontinued after medication is completed.
I can help you find it online if you can't find it in your LFS, just PM me and let me know you need more info.
If you have questions, please feel free to email me directly, as I'm not always able to get here as quick as I'd like to (or as often lately).