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fantailer
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ICK!!!!!!
« on: August 19, 2011, 07:15:25 AM »

This morning I took a good look at Titan and ick spots were all over his fins!! Then I looked around more closely and found Orbitz and Jose also infected. I moved all three of them into the 10 gallon tank. Tight fit all be doing 40% waterchanges everyday.

Parameters: Nitrate: 20
Nitrite: 0

I'll get amnonia when my mom said its allright.
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fantailer
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Re: ICK!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 04:21:16 PM »

Okay ammonia is at 0!
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BronzieTheMoor
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Re: ICK!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 04:48:40 PM »

Okay....try reading the thread ick and fin rot. All I know is aquarium salt and water changes. Goodluck!
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Re: ICK!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 04:50:28 PM »

Did you recently add any new plants or fish to the aquarium? Normally , you don't get an ick  outbreak in an established tank and always remember to quarantine new fish and plants.  A sick fish purchased from the pet shop that wasn't properly quarantined can carry diseases that can wipe out all the fish in your tank.

Do you have an aquarium heater? You should keep the water between 78-80 '  F   at least in order to speed up the parasites life cycle.

You can use Quick Cure to treat ick. Just follow the instructions on the box. Make sure you treat both the quarantine tank and regular tank.

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fantailer
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Re: ICK!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 05:45:30 PM »

Okay thanks both of you. I rose the water temp and added salt. Titan and Jose have recoverd but there is still one ick dot on Orbitz. She is till in the quaritine tank.
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Ron H
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Re: ICK!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 07:31:28 PM »

wow that was quick, good luck fantailer...
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fantailer
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Re: ICK!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2011, 05:23:30 AM »

Would chasing fish with a net for an hour make them stressed a lot?
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BronzieTheMoor
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Re: ICK!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2011, 09:36:45 AM »

um, yes. Undecided
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fantailer
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Re: ICK!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2011, 12:24:06 PM »

Well I mean like stressed for 12 hours.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2011, 12:26:02 PM »

Probably, what happened??
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Re: ICK!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2011, 01:42:29 PM »

I suggest that you keep treating your fish infected with ich for at least ten days to insure that all parasites are killed.
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fantailer
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Re: ICK!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2011, 04:38:35 AM »

sparkly-puffball: Thanks!

BronzieTheMoor: fast fish Roll Eyes
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BronzieTheMoor
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Re: ICK!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2011, 09:40:11 AM »

I know alllll about that! Wink
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Re: ICK!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2011, 02:44:13 PM »

Did you move two of the fish back to the main tank or... did I misunderstand something?
In any case, you'd probably need to raise the temp in that one too to make sure the parasites are all dead. They won't survive without a host, ie. a fish. For how long did you treat them? Two weeks is a sensible minimum time to keep them medicated with salt when it comes to ich.
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