Originally Posted by shellieca
He's a pretty boy. You don't need any Ich meds if you can raise the tank tank temp to 86F, heat with good water changes & vacs will get rid of it. It can take 2-3 wks & will look worse before getting better & you'll want to keep the temp up for at least a week after you see the last spot. Personally I'd stay away from the meds if I could.
I raised the tank temp from 80F to 82F this morning and will increase it again later. Trying to do it slowly to not stress him out. He is in a cup right now floating and tonight I will get him a 1 gal as a QT tank.
Should I really stay away from the ich meds? The sticky says the most effective method is a chemical treatment
I've researched and there seems to be 4 methods.
The temp method
The AQ Salt Method
The Medication Method
The Chemical Method.