Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
Olympia, I had a hunch they'd be sensitive being so small. I'm afraid the guppy in there would eat them. My LFS had chocolate gouramis! Poor things had such clamped fins that the tails looked like points.
Bekah, does it look like little grains of salt sprinkled all over them? For light-colored girls, you can look at their tails and their eyeballs to see if they have ich. Yes, ich parasites even go on the eyeballs. O.O If they do look like they are sprinkled with salt and they are darting or rubbing, then your best option is this: go to Wal-Mart and get a good-sized Rubbermaid bin, at least 6 gallons. (note: 25 liters is about 6.6gal). Make sure you have a good adjustable heater. Add 3 tsps of salt per gallon and set the heater to 86 F. Add girls. Once a day, do a pretty big water change, vacuuming the bottom of the container, and redose the salt. Be careful to only dose the amount of salt that you took out. So if you took out say 3 gal in the water change, redose 9 tsps of salt. Repeat until you no longer see ich on the girls and then continue for an extra day or two. After that, you can add them back into the 29.
EDIT: Silver, I'm so sorry about Amy. :( The two of you have really put up a good fight.