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Hello. I'm new to forums, I have a two year old mollie female that has started giving birth to young. I have four babies in my tank, with more on the way. She is pregnant, and she has started showing signs of ick. What can I do to help her without hurting the babies? I'm scared to try the traditional "ick away" or the salt route, as I don't know how that will affect the tiny babies in the tank. By the way, it's a 29 tall, and the water temp is a steady 78°. The tank mates are a male mollie, 2 clown loaches, as well as the four babies mentioned earlier. I want to treat my girl (she was my first fish) as well as save her babies. Is there a way, besides quarantine, that will help? I'm afraid it's too late for the rest of the fish, that I didn't catch it in time. So if there is a way to treat them all, even the babies, that's what I'm asking...
The salt route will not effect the babies.... raise the temp and try that. Because if there is ick in the tank, it will eventually effect the other fish. Is this a planted tank? If you don't like the salt method. I use Paraguard from seachem for all my quarentine tanks. Go with 14 days with a raised temp, 82 or 84.