I purchased a Yo-yo Loach on Sunday and it appears he may have Ich on his tail. I thought I noticed a few white dots on his tail last night and haven't been able to confirm this as his grace has not presented this morning. I can see him under some rocks but I can't see his tail.
He has been stressed since bagged on Sunday. He gave up a fight at the pet store when we tried to bag him. He has been searching for a place to call his own. I hadn't planned on getting this type of loach so I didn't have any fine gravel for him to hide in when he arrived. Last night I dug out some of the regular gravel and put in a pit of fine stuff for him but he has shown no interest as yet.
If he has Ich what can I treat him with?
The tank is 20 gal fairly new, finished cycling a few weeks ago. Test results on Friday were PH 8, Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 5. I have live plants, 3 White Clouds, 1 Red tailed-shark, 4 Wag-tail Platy, and the guilty party 1 Yo-yo loach. Temp is 75 and I have a Bio-wheel with carbon filter.
The Platies are also new (I know this was probably pushing it) but came from a different pet store.
We are experiencing the beginning of an ice storm so I can't go anywhere but this is what I have on hand:
1) Lifeguard by Jungle, doesn't list ingredients but states "New Haloshield" technology. Not suitable for scaleless fish, invertebrates or newly set up tanks.
2) QuickCure, active ingredients Formalin and Malachite Green.
3) Splendid Betta, BettaFix (left form Betta days) active ingredient Melaleuca
I also have about half a pint of aquarium salt left over from my Betta days.