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post #1 of 8 Old 09-22-2018, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
Ick treatment

I have a 40 gal tank w/2 black moor and 1 Cory. Without realizing the danger to the Cory I began treatment yesterday with Rapid Cure. Today I added 4 tab salt dissolved I one gal of water.

It was then I realized my error. I quickly removed the Cory into a 5 gal tank treated with aqua safe.

He was easy to catch so I know he was feeling.pretty terrible.

He seems better now and is acting normally.

So what now?

My black moors might need several treatments to get well and I want to be sure all of the parasites are dead in both tanks.

How do I tell?

How do I introduce the Cory back into the main tank?

Do I drain it and start over?

What if white eye persists? I treated the one black moor for this before and the white eye really didn't clear up before.

Can you help me? These little creatures have become my friends! I hope they will be ok. 😊

Thanks in advance!!!
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-22-2018, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
Oops this is not a planted tank. I just joined and didn't notice I put in wrong spot. Moderators can you move it? Thanks!
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-22-2018, 10:21 PM
It seems that my aquarium ends up with Ich every time I buy fish. With the last outbreak, I bought treatment from Amazon. I keep my aquarium at 80 degrees. By the time the medicine arrived, the parasites were dead. They don't like 80 degrees.
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-23-2018, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
Thank, Den - good idea! I'll try that. I guess for the salt in the water I'll drain and refill.the tank before putting the Cory back in. 😊
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-24-2018, 10:57 AM
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It seems that my aquarium ends up with Ich every time I buy fish. With the last outbreak, I bought treatment from Amazon. I keep my aquarium at 80 degrees. By the time the medicine arrived, the parasites were dead. They don't like 80 degrees.

The owner of this store also has a podcast called Real Fish Talk and a YouTube channel. Both have tons of great info. He advises all new fish be quarantine with these meds.



https://www.aquariumcoop.com/product...tine-meds-trio
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-24-2018, 09:35 PM
I read another article about Ich treatment. The higher temperature actually speeds up the life cycle of the parasites. A temperature of 86'F can actually stop the life cycle.

And yes, couger, I need to set up a small tank to quarantine new fish.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-28-2018, 08:23 PM
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I read another article about Ich treatment. The higher temperature actually speeds up the life cycle of the parasites. A temperature of 86'F can actually stop the life cycle.

And yes, couger, I need to set up a small tank to quarantine new fish.

Ich is in the tank. Dormant and hiding, it is waiting for stressed (new) fish. Treat the tank. The whole point of that specific trio of meds is that it is universally tolerated. Nuke them ALL without hurting cory, shrimp, or anything else.
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-29-2018, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
Thanks! 👍😁 Very helpful info
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