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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.

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


I feel like I've heard that before as well. As of now I'm on path to do 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons over 48 hours. I can up the dosage. What do you guys think?
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Rocksor replied the topic: I got ich

My SDs handled 3 tablespoon per 5 gallons at 87F with zero issues for 14 days after the last visible white spot.

Who said they were sensitive?
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face mcshooty replied the topic: I got ich

Who said they were sensitive?

several people both on hear and on a couple different sites

it seems to come from the fact that silver dollars are related to tetras and some species of tetra are sensitive to salt(at least they seem to be)

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I feel like we made a lot of progress today. The ich is looking much better than this morning on the severum. He does look very stressed and weak however.

When I came home from work just now - his dorsal fin was being sucked into the filter. He wasn't stuck - but he didn't seem to care that it was being sucked into the filter. There's some damage to the fin in result. I' took the extender off so the inlet will be much higher now. I think we can avoid that now.

The silver dollars have it much more mildly and don't seem to be bothered.

Temperature is at 86.

I'll vacuume the crap out of the gravel with tomorrows wc and add salt back in.

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Damn. The severum didn't make it. :(
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DRACO replied the topic: I got ich

sorry for the loss...

the pic shows your fish had been exposed to bad water,...
white spot plus blurry eyes means ammonia exposure...
next time this happen again... do large water change, put
some tank water in a bucket, add met blue and salt, take out
the fish wipe it with clean wet towel and drop in the bucket
with the solution, keep the fish in there for 10 minutes and put back
at the main tank thereafter... the process is called "immersion'
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face mcshooty replied the topic: I got ich

Damn. The severum didn't make it. :(

im sorry to hear that

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MetalHead88 replied the topic: I got ich

well there's some good news - it looks like the ich is completely gone from the silver dollars. Tomorrow evening will mark 4 days since I've gotten the temperature up to 86.

I have a few questions.

At what point is ok to reduce temperature a little bit and completely to normal. And how long should I wait to either reduce or stop using salt.

Also - when would it be safe to add new fish. I'd like to replace the severum. I'm not sure what I'd like to get.

As of now I'm still doing partial water changes and vacuuming the gravel real good. When can I go back to my normal WC schedule?

I'm pretty beat that he didn't make it. He was fully grown and a pretty cool fish.
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DRACO replied the topic: I got ich

life span of ich is normally 10 days, so you can start gradual cooling down.
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Rocksor replied the topic: I got ich

maintain salt and temp for 10 days after you last saw the ich
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