Ich. Ich. Ich. Ich. Ich! I hate ich! It seems no matter where I get my fish, they always end up coming with ich! So I've been having a lot of experience of late.
I've used the heat method coupled with aquarium salt treatment of up to 3tsp per gallon. There are two stages of the ich life cycle that salt will kill them.
I've also used the heat and Lifeguard tablets to successfully to treat ich. I tried using an ich specific medicine before and it didn't work.
It doesn't always look worse before it gets better. My current guy had two spots on him and two spots only for his whole treatment until the spots burst.
And for the future, if your bettas are in different tanks and you can't afford to have tools for each tank, soak them in extremely hot water between uses. That's what I do.
Last edited by RaptorX8; 12-01-2012 at 04:30 PM.