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White Spot Disease (Ich)

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Ich or white spot disease is caused by a parasite called Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. These parasites are about the size of a grain of salt and appear as white spots on the fish's body. Ich is one of the most common parasitic infections among captive fish. The infection should not be taken lightly since it can kill the koi or goldfish very quickly. There are many commercial remedies available to treat Ich. Instructions for treating the infection should be available with the medication. The infected fish should be removed and treated in a quarantine tank.

The life cycle of the ich parasite is approximately ten days , but the treatment should be continued for at least ten days in order to ensure that all the parasites are killed.

Ich Treatment


One of the many available medications used for treating Ich. It helps to control ich and other external protozoan and fungal diseases of fish. Ingredients include formaldehyde and chloride salt of malachite green.


Ich Treatment


This scientifically formulated liquid medication cures ick and lymphocystis .


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