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Old 09-15-2012, 02:24 PM   #1 
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How to fight ick!

I just rescued a red Vt with I believe to be severe ick,white dots all over his little body!Setting up hospital tank with heater.What else can I do?
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:30 PM   #2 
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I would find a general cure all that says it cures ick. I would avoid the "fixes" because they prove to be unreliable, unless you've had success with these in the past.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:05 PM   #3 
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Thanks for the help!:))))
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:07 PM   #4 
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API has a super ick cure which ive heard good things about.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:10 PM   #5 
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Why would you rescue a fish when you don't know how to cure it? *sigh*
Besides General Cure, I'd go for Aquarium Salt. Boost up the heater to make the water 84F and add in washed dried Oak Leaves or IAL. Good Luck!
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:29 PM   #6 
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AQ salt alone can cure ick. Just do daily water changes to clean out fallen parasites. IF you have an adjustable heater, slowly adjust it up to 86.

I just treated a girl with ick with this exact method. I started out at 1tsp/gal of AQ salt, after 12 hours I bumped it up to 2 tsp/gal, and after another 12 hours up to 3 tsp/gal. That was a week ago. She's got no spots left, and going to go back in the sorority in a day or two.
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