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Old 07-28-2012, 04:16 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Case of ick....

Hi guys, long time no write... i recently set up a 20 gal long and stocked it with a betta, 4 corydoras, 3 platys, and an african dwarf frog. now after a few weeks and addin the platys my fish have caught a case of ick... the petcco that i go to told me to use coppersafe and aquarium salt. they told me to first remove the african dwarf and then treat the tank. My question is how much salt should i use and should i use both the salt and the coppersafe at the same time? Also i was wondering if coppersafe was safe to use with cories..

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Old 07-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #2 
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I've used aquari-sol for ick which is similar to coppersafe. I don't think salt is required but higher temps will stop the ick from reproducing and help you kill it off.
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Thanks for the reply.
Have you treated cories with it before and if so was it at a lower dosage? I can't really heat the tank to the preferred temp. for treatment due to a cheap heater without the adjustment knob on it, but its staying at a steady 80 deg.
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Ick is ick and you're not dosing for the fish but for the amount of water the tank holds.
Make sure you follow the instructions on the medication and don't stop the treatment before indicated even if you dont see the parasites on the fish.
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