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Old 05-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #1 
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Ich help!!!

Yesterday morning I noticed Ombré my crowntail had white dots in him, was hidding, rubbing up against things. I got ich med and got to of the stressors what I think caused it. (On Wed I got 3 new glofish. He was fine with the 2 I already had.) I know I need to raise the temp if the water, but my heater doesn't adjust. It's the tetra ht10. It's preset to 78, but currently the water is at 75!! I live in a basement so it's naturally cooler. I turned on a hot water humidifier and closed the door to my room to see if that would help warm things up. I currently don't have money to go but a new adjustable heater. Is there anything else I can do to adjust the temp? Ombré looks so miserable!!! He usually is so lively and loves to interact with me. :( I want my happy betta back!!
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:22 PM   #2 
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Umm, how big is this tank? The typical minimum recommended tank size for one Goldie is 20g & then an additional 10g for each additional Goldie. Also Bettas are tropical fish while Goldie's are not. Goldie's have a HUGE bio load so if you don't have proper filtration &/or do proper water changes you'll have water quality problems. As for the Ich, I've only ever treated it with raising the temp to 86F, adding some Aq salt & frequent water changes, leaving the temp up for about a week after I saw the last spot. If you can't get an adjustable heater it'll be very difficult to get the temp where you need it. Wrapping the tank in a towel or blanket can help. Space heater maybe. The other problem is going to be maintaining a stable temp.
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Glofish not gold fish.
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Oh my bad . . . SORRY about that.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:24 PM   #5 
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It's all good. I can't buy a new heater till wed or possibly Monday if I'm able to give plasma. :(
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:32 PM   #6 
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Yay!! My friend went and got me a new heater! Ombré is acting parky like his normal self!!! He still has spots, but not as bad. Sadly my glofish I don't think like the heat as high so they are acting sluggish. :/ my goodness everybody can't be happy.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:55 PM   #7 
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Yay!! My friend went and got me a new heater! Ombré is acting parky like his normal self!!! He still has spots, but not as bad. Sadly my glofish I don't think like the heat as high so they are acting sluggish. :/ my goodness everybody can't be happy.
The glofish will manage fine.


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The glofish will manage fine.


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Good to know :D Thank you!!
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Glad to hear you were able to get a heater. Remember to keep the temp up for at least a week after you see the last spot. Do a good vacuum with water changes.
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