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Alright. So this is the first time that I've had to deal with ich. I recently added a couple of silver dollars to the school and I guess they brought it over.

It's a 90 gallon with 6 silver dollars and a severum. The severum is looking the worse at the moment. PH was a little over 7. 0 ammonia is zero and nitrates is .15 I do weekly water changes.

It's been 48 hours since I first saw spots and it's gotten worse. I've only been able to get the temperature up to 82. Today was Sunday so the store was closed but I'm going to get another heater tomorrow so I can get the temperature up to 86. I did a huge wc yesterday and added 9 tablespoons of salt. I'm not home but I have a good picture that I'll post later.

If anyone can help me out here I'd really appreciate it.
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face mcshooty replied the topic: I got ich

if i were you i would up the salt to 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons dissolves in water and add it slowly over 2 days

raise the temperature to 86 only increase it by 2 degrees per day also make sure you have enough aeration because oxygen level will drop with increased heat

and do daily gravel vacuum to get the ich out of the substrat and clean your mechanical filtration

continue the treatment for a week after the last ich falls off

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tehmole replied the topic: I got ich

mcshooty got you covered - just wanted to add - add back the salt volume per water change ...
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MetalHead88 replied the topic: I got ich

alright. got a new heater - so temperature will be climbing to 86 today, did a wc, i'm slowly adding salt back in, and filter media has been rinsed.

fingers crossed. severum doesn't look too great - but he's acting mostly normal and eating.



and damn the back of my tank is dirty
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tehmole replied the topic: I got ich

you don't need to rinse your media - hope you rinsed it with tank water.... :sick:

yes that's a bad sign of ich ~ but it's treatable ... just keep up with the heat+salt treatment ... WC every 2 days and add back the salt...should be gone in 7 days...after you see the last white spot...keep the salt treatment for another 7 days. just keep in mind to gravel vac the crap out of it...
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i always use tank water ^ ^

i think i'm about as prepared to treat this as i can be.... so just crossing my fingers for now.
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tehmole replied the topic: I got ich

you'll kick this Ich's ass -
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tehmole wrote: you'll kick this Ich's ass -


I sure hope so lmao
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1 tablespoon per 5 gallons is weak. With a break out like that I would up it to 3 tablespoon per 5 gallons added over a period of 48 hours. I haven't had any ich comeback with that dosage. I've had it come back with as little as 2 tablespoons per 5 gallons.
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face mcshooty replied the topic: I got ich

1 tablespoon per 5 gallons is weak. With a break out like that I would up it to 3 tablespoon per 5 gallons added over a period of 48 hours.

silver dollar can handle that quantity of salt? i thought they were sensitive to it

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