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Old 04-02-2012, 09:42 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Please HELP!! Betta has ICK/ICH

My Betta has developed Ick. As advised by petco's employee, I started treating the betta with melafix and aquarium salt -- will that work? The melafix doesn't say anything about helping with Ick.

I also have three snails and a clown pleco.

I'd appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks so much!!

Emily
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:19 PM   #2 
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Raising the temperature to 82-83 F will also help. The betta will be fine with that temperature, but I'm not sure about the others.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:34 AM   #3 
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I wouldn't mix medication with salt. It can be too stressful on the fish. Do you have a QT tank that you can put him in during treatment. I would just use the aq salt first its always better than using heavy duty medication. Plus there is some controversy with melafix. Hopefully someone will post about how to do the aq treatment cause I don't want to tell you the wrong amount or how often to change it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #4 
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My Betta has developed Ick. As advised by petco's employee, I started treating the betta with melafix and aquarium salt -- will that work? The melafix doesn't say anything about helping with Ick.

I also have three snails and a clown pleco.

I'd appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks so much!!

Emily

melafix is not for ick! you need this http://www.amazon.com/Tetra-77347-Ic...3492203&sr=1-2
or something like it.
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