I hate ich, stupid stupid ich!!! gaaaaaaaaarhhhhhgggggg
Rant over, Well this is my second time treating Ich off a betta, I'm using the same steps as I did last time as I sucessfully cured it like that.
I put him in a QT tank and main tank is being disinfected, live plants quarantined (I heard if the ich cannot find a fish host they will eventually die off in a few weeks), mean time I raised the temperature steadily to 82F so far, medicating with anti-parasitical and performing 100% water changes. however, I'm a little scared now.
It's been only a day since the treatment began and Kiyohime is lethargic now, he eats normally but is not as responsive as he usually is, he wriggles around to say hi to me and such and Instead hides behind the heater. And i'm wondering if it is the medication and I should instead go for a conservative treatment or if Ich itself is causing it.
The dots are growing which I know is what is supposed to happen as they need to grow, and reproduce in water later (free swim). Then get killed and removed with water changes.
And perhaps because the ich cycle is accelerated due to temperature its making him lethargic.
I'm not sure because I don't remember how Cheshire acted, I think Cheshire was more advanced so he spent most of his time trying to rub himself on decor...