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Old 01-19-2012, 10:58 PM   #141 
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Sasha is getting bigger and starting to color in, and I'm noticing what looks like ich. It wasn't visible before when the lil thing was white bodied, but the blue is coming in now. I've had success with salt treatment before, and I wanted to know if it's safe to use this for babies, or if it'll be more dangerous because their organs are still developing? I'd rather use salt, but if I need to try medicine instead I will.
Can you post a pic? Fry are prone to ich and velvet so it's really possible (s)he has it but if you have a pic, that would help. And if it does turn out that it is truly ich, I believe you can use salt but not at the usual adult dosage.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:04 PM   #142 
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I'm glad that they are so happy and full of life.
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Me too lol they have some FAT FAT tummies tonight :) So cute, especially the one that i suspect is the girl
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:17 PM   #143 
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Me too lol they have some FAT FAT tummies tonight :) So cute, especially the one that i suspect is the girl
Im sure they just love being spoiled! Remember that you are in for a surprise. You might just have a girly male lol. Possible, but i want to see pictures of her seen to see how she's growing!
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:30 AM   #144 
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Quite a tricky little creature to catch on camera. The suspected ich is really visible in this shot, more so than even with the naked eye. Sasha was a little bit stressed at this point and getting lighter because of the camera.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:07 AM   #145 
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Has Sasha been rubbing and darting on things? It does look like ich so I would PM OFL for advice in treating ich in such a young fish. Salt should be fine but I'm not sure how much salt or if a fry can withstand the high heat that we usually use with a salt treatment.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:51 PM   #146 
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To add to sakuras statement, VERY CLEAN water is the key with heat. Try making it aged though. Do 50%-70% water changes help enornously.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:50 PM   #147 
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:) Yup. When using the salt/heat treatment for ich, the real key is the water changes to remove the parasites that fall off. If you don't do the WCs, they just reattach. It's different when you use an ich med that kills the buggers but I prefer the salt/heat method whenever possible. Too much meds can cause them to build up a resistance.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #148 
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:) Yup. When using the salt/heat treatment for ich, the real key is the water changes to remove the parasites that fall off. If you don't do the WCs, they just reattach. It's different when you use an ich med that kills the buggers but I prefer the salt/heat method whenever possible. Too much meds can cause them to build up a resistance.
This is very true as well! The more water changes you do, the less ick you will have. When raising the heat in the take you would be speeding up to the fee swimming stage of ick. This is how you begin to get rid of it because when they are in the free swimming stage and when doing the water changes you will be flushing/throwing them away.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:08 AM   #149 
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Update on my little guy , no name yet . He's a cutey[IMG][/IMG]. My guess is delta ?
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Aww, yes, he is cute!
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