Yeah, this is my first (known) time with ich and I'm trying to treat it. Currently I've got all of my fish in the container I use to transport large amounts of water for changes, along with the tubing for the air pump and heater turned up to ~82ºF.
I do not not have any water testing equipment but it's just tap water without treatment besides 2/3 teaspoon of Coppersafe. I took Moon and the big guppy (still nameless) along with an oto into the PetCo we go to and the guy there ID'd ich on them. It looked like Moon was the first to get it because it looked like his slime coat went into overdrive and got air bubbles caught on his tail. The big one looked similar, but laying on the floor all the time (and he is still), and one of the otos had two weird, white things on his/her head
Boyfriend wants me to keep the container they're in now on as official iso/QT tank for the fish, including the heater and tubing.
My questions (for tl;dr):
-- How long should I keep the fish in the QT? I know for at least as long as it takes for my other heater to come in and then nuke the temp in the 10g, but... beyond that I'm clueless.
--- How do you know it's totally gone? From what I've read, snails can carry it but they can't 'get' it. I figure on leaving Honey and the pond snails isolated for some time until I think it's gone and I know I'm going to have to get rid of the plant or keep it elsewhere.
-- How should I do water changes? The big thread says 100% changes daily, but I can't do that so well with this container. This
is what they're in.
-- How often should I dose the water?
-- Random, but how do you sex otos? Can you?