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Old 04-14-2011, 11:51 AM   #1 
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Good medicine for Ick?

My boyfriend is headed to class atm, but needs some help finding a good ich medicine to treat his tank.

I suggested quIck cure, which worked well for me, but can anyone add?

Please, only things that can be bought in Petsmart or Walmart. No crazy "order this online and 20 days later you'll get it" stuff. Ohlol.

His tank has:
Two bettas, divided in a ten gallon, with a schoal of tetras and a nerite. The snail will be removed, the tetras are in QT.

One betta has ich, the other doesnt but is acting funny, its strange.


Any suggestions? He gets outta class at 4ish and would go to the store some time after wards. Halp pls k thnx.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:11 PM   #2 
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I had one betta long long time ago he had white spots all over his body and i remembered it start from his head and then gradually spread all over the body. He was very lethargic also.

I remember i used MARACIDE by BIOSPHERES for ICK,VELVET and OTHER EXTERNAL PARASITES.
I remember i used it longer then instructions recommendations.
I also added aquariums salt as i treated with that medications.

That bettas actually recovered.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:24 PM   #3 
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yeah, hes using aq, but its not really working.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:47 PM   #4 
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I used Ick Gone I think it's called. (yeah, spelled like that) It was at Pet Supplies Plus. Idk if petsmart of walmart has it. It worked for me. Had to take the carbon out of the filter and turned up the heater. Higher temps cause the parasite to hatch faster so they can be killed. Some people recommend higher temps and aq salt, but it hasn't worked for me.

If they don't have that, find something that says its for ich. I know my medication has malachite green in it as the main ingredient. I'm in class right now and I don't remember what else. One tip though-get the smallest bottle cause you won't use much.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:04 PM   #5 
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Well Ick Attack works good and it is all herbal and natural. Which I am using right now in my 55 gallon. Best thing to do is raise the temp, and keep up on vacuming the gravel since ick will fall off the fish and reproduce in the gravel.
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My lfs dude recommended quick cure, but I've never tried it:). Hope I don't have to! Hope ur bettas recover
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