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Old 11-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #1 
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Ich.

Well... just noticed Mr. Mochi has small case of Ich..

Did read up on the different treatments suggested on here and have been slowly raising the the temp from 75 to the 80s ..
I can't get to the petstore till tomorrow but when I do will buy some aquarium salt and bring home a couple of critter keepers from work to transfer him to clean water on every water change.

When cleaning out his main tank do I need to get rid of the current filter cartridges I have in??

Other than that hes acting normal and does not seem stressed.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:44 PM   #2 
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I hope he'll get better soon! Ich shouldn't be that hard to treat so he should recover in no time. :) Remember that 10-12 days is maximum and 1-3 teaspoons per gallon.

Are you doing a 100% change..? That's very bad in terms of a cycling or cycled tank.. The BB will get killed. Anywho, if it's literally falling apart then you can get another one. But tape it to your new cartridge so the BB can reproduce quicker.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:48 PM   #3 
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I hope he'll get better soon! Ich shouldn't be that hard to treat so he should recover in no time. :) Remember that 10-12 days is maximum and 1-3 teaspoons per gallon.

Are you doing a 100% change..? That's very bad in terms of a cycling or cycled tank.. The BB will get killed. Anywho, if it's literally falling apart then you can get another one. But tape it to your new cartridge so the BB can reproduce quicker.
It's still in good condition.. so was hoping not to need to get a new one..

whats the best way to clean the tank after a case of Ich??
(will treat him in separate tank)

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Also what's a good brand of aquarium salt I should look for at petsmart??
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:10 PM   #5 
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I meant the main tank for the 100% change part..
Ich is a parasite so it should die in a week or so without a host. API Aquarium Salt seems to be high quality. I have it, too.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:21 PM   #6 
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ah ok! sorry...

I do 50% change.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:30 PM   #7 
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It's OK, and that's a good percentage. lol
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:33 PM   #8 
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So sorry that your fish has ich, just adding to all of the excellent advice, that ich, can survive and remain dormant in it's cyst stage for a really long time.
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So sorry that your fish has ich, just adding to all of the excellent advice, that ich, can survive and remain dormant in it's cyst stage for a really long time.
In the water??
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:45 PM   #10 
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OK.. so plan is.

Treat him in separate critter tank for about 3-5 days with AQ salt.. (will buy mini heater) and do 100% water changes and redose with AQ salt (1 to 3tsp per GL)

Still not exactly sure what to do with MAIN tanks water... 100% water change and clean with HOT water... save filter cartridge??
If I do 100% change could I take this chance to change the substrate?? (wanted to do that for a while)

I also just got a new 5gl tank.. should I rehome him in there (with same filter) ?
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