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I have an American Cichlid tank that also houses a bichir and 2 bn plecs. The Oscar and 2 severums are showing ick. I was going to use Mardel Coppersafe until I read that it will harm scale less fish. It sounds cruel but my main concern here is my bichir. I've ordered some API Aquarium Salt as I was advised this will not harm the bichir, but the plecs I am not sure. The medication will arrive in a few days and I want to make sure I am doing the right thing. Thanks.
 

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You could just raise the temp to at least 86 degrees and leave it there for 2 weeks. I have administered that treatment to all of those species. Since all the fish are together you have to assume that they are all infected. If you don’t treat them all then the fish can be reinfected In the future. In my experience that’s the best method of treatment. I cannot attest to how the bichir will handle the meds - never medicated mine.
 
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