Not sure if it belongs here, or in the medical section. I assume here.
Anyways, I haven't been able to find anything on how to get rid of ick from live plants I assume it is from 85*F temps but I don't really know myself. I got myself Bamboo from Petco a little while ago, put it in Delta's tank. Then he came down with ick. I assume that is where he got it from. I kept my water at about 85*F for about 8 days strait, even though it was gone by the 6th. I have added more fish to my tank since, none seem to be getting ick I think it's cleared compleatly.
Thing is on about the 5th day I noticed about 3 ick spots on Delta, not really thinking I took out a Bamboo from my tank and added it to the community tank. Without doing treatment on it which I should have asked for help. Well the sword tail ended up getting ick really bad. Killing him that day (stress from it) he was the only one so I didn't think much about it I Aq. Salted that tank thinking I could kill it. I also did a 100% W/C this last Sunday.
Tonight the 5 black skirt tetra's I had came down with it really really bad. 2 are already dead, one seems to be dying. The last 2 that seem the most active for being really inactive went strait the the Aq. Salt after I put it in. So they may make it.
I have already started the messures to killing it off in that tank, but I need to get it gone for good. Since the ONLY thing that could have really set off the ick would be that bamboo, and it's living I need to know how to get rid of it so if I make any future plant purchases, I know how to treat them.
* unrelated. None of the neon tetra's have gotten ick, and it has had 2 go around in that tank in the past 2ish weeks. Are they immune to it or could they just be a carrier?