Yes, you would use water changes and activated charcoal FOLLOWING THE CURE to remove the medicine additives from the water.correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't using charcoal while medicating counter productive? i thought the charcoal would remove the medicine from the water too quickly.
Treatment partially depends upon the fish in the aquarium. Some handle medications better than other species which find them highly stressful. Also, the best cure is prevention. Maintain good water quality, weekly partial water changes, live plants help with this too, don't overfeed, don't overcrowd--and very importantly, keep compatible species to avoid stress. Ich always, and I repeat always, occurs due to stress.nope i dont have ich in my tank right now but if i do this is why i asked