Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
Well I culled out nearly all of my really heavily infected ich juveniles. I only have eleven now out of over 70 fish. Those I left were the biggest (some are nearly full-grown) along with a few smaller female burdigala I wanted to hold onto. I don't think I have any hendra left. They seemed to be the worst affected of the lot and were really emaciated and dreadful looking. I hate culling. Especially when the juveniles are the size they were and they had put in such a long struggle to live.
Anyway, I moved the remaining eleven into a smaller and more fish friendly (has a layer of peat moss over the bottom) hospital tank. I'm not really sure where to go from here. Nothing I have used seems to put a dent in this annoying parasite. Temperature, salt, copper, nothing I do even slows it down.
In other news, I had a couple more killifish fry hatch out. Going to get a 25x25x25cm cube for the bigger ones to move into and use their 20x20x20cm cube for their smaller siblings.
The bigger ones recognise me now even though they are only like 1cm in size. As soon as they see me come over they all swim up to the front of the glass wanting to be fed. I think I have one male sprouting and he is absolutely adorable.
Makes me sad to think of all the species I had and lost. Now I am going to have to start from scratch again and it is going to be a lot harder now I don't have as much money as I used to.