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Old 07-04-2011, 09:16 PM   #1 
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Help we decide with Ick!!

I need to know what to do with Carnage, he has ick :(

Ok, I have the 10gal he was in stripped down and I am bleaching tomorrow. Yes, I use bleach but at a very low dose.

I have a 5gal that need to be bleached as well. Both tanks need to sit outside all day.

Only thing I have left if a 10gal empty that's clean, and a 1gal. I have AQ salt, and a submersible heater that is good for 2.5g to 10g. It's a 50W with a set temp of 78C.

Now in my bedroom, the tanks get to about 82F on their own, overnight I keep the heater on just in case. The small 1g doesn't so this though. Usually if the temp drops a little in the 10gal, I'll put the lights on and it heats it back up.

Do I put Carnage in the clean 10gal bare (with proper heat for treatment but 10X AQ salt out of my pocket haha) or do I do the treatment with the 1 gal, daily water changes and no high heat with AQ salt (or without).

Could you guys let me know what to do here??

What size is your tank? 10 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78-80
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? A snail, which I forgot when I emptied the tank!

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Wardley
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day, 2 pellets each time

How often do you perform a water change? 50% on Saturday, 100% Wednesday (in his smaller tank)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% and 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? ??

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: n/a
Nitrate: n/a
pH: 7.6
Hardness: n/a
Alkalinity: n/a

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? A little dimmer in color, but he's been through a lot of the last 2 days.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Less active, still eating, itching
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 6 hours ago, when I got back from TLP.
Have you started treating your fish? Kinda, he's out of the 10gal and into the 1gal with conditioner.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Unknown, he was purchased from AB a week ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? ______Almost 2 years....____________
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:08 PM   #2 
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Never mind, another forum figured this out for me in time :) We're going with the 1gal and salt, not heated but kept in my room where my tanks hit 84F without heaters or lights... yay summer.
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