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Old 07-27-2011, 02:28 PM   #31 
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:29 PM   #32 
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100% would be better than 'a bit' partial water changes.... go to this site and scroll down to "The Life Cycle of Ich," and you'll see why. once the spots are no longer visible on your fish, they begin to multiply unseen in the water and on the bottom of the tank. 100% water changes every day will remove them (hopefully before they get a chance to multiply, and may even completely get rid of them over the next week or so.

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Old 07-27-2011, 02:54 PM   #33 
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ok well maybe I shall just put her in the pet store cup she came in for the 8 days,will she be ok?
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:20 PM   #34 
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that'd work :) Just jask your parents to keep her in a warm spot and to try and keep the water temperature stable and matched when they do the daily 100% water changes to reduce the likelyhood of momentary shock.

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Old 07-27-2011, 08:47 PM   #35 
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ick can be a little bit tricky, you think it's gone but really it's just floating around in the water/gravel and isn't visible, when it attacks you fish again it's usually a little worse(if it's not being treated).

Good luck and make sure to continue treating your fish for a few days after the ick is "gone" just to be sure you really got all of it.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:48 PM   #36 
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You can Qt her in the cup, just make sure your parents do a 100% water change every day. If they can get some Aquarium salt at Walmart they can treat her for you. Just premix 1tsp/gal Aq.Salt in a gal of dechlorinated water and leave it out next to her QT cup so it is the same temp. Use that to do water changes. It is definitely easy enough for your parents to do. You can put her (and the jug) on top of the refrigerator to keep her and the new water warm.

After 1 day at 1tsp/gal Aq. Salt, make a new mixture with 2tsp/gal Aquarium Salt and use that for her daily water change. Then make a new mixture at 3tsp/gal the next day and continue using that jug to do water changes for no more than 14 days.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:13 PM   #37 
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hey, great news guys! I just checked on her this morning, and she was practically ick-free! i put in some ick medicine (NOT bettafix) to zap the last bits that may be hanging around, and cleaned her tank out. there was never gravel in her tank so that keeps it cleaner.
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That's great~
Just as a precaution though, follow the dosing directions, they probably have a certain ammount of days that you have to dose the tank before stopping. If you stop before the treatment is over, you risk leaving the surviving ich more tolerant/harder to kill because they have adapted to that med.
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