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    Post by crabby-girl on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 16:45

    I'm at my witts end. I'm never buying another damn fish from the lps. While I had my angel eggs in hospital tank-10 gallon I picked up 2 more silver dollars so they'd be in a school of 4. Well I wish that I wouldn't of done that. Got the damn ICK. I know it's common. I've been treating my tank w- ICK CURE 2.(safe for scaleless fish) Doing the water changes and all. Have a masters tests kit check my water once weekly it's fine. I have treated the tank enough to were they should not have anymore ick. They still have a trace of it(on some of the fish)and my male swordtail his his top fins are frayed.(never had this problem) I lost my clown knife that I wanted forever. Sad I about to go :x . I was thinking that since I've tried the ick treatment that I would drain most of the tank and treat it w/fish zole(Metronidazole tabs). I've read that it is safe for most scaleless fish. I don't know what the hell to do. Please if you can help me and my fish would really appreciate it.
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    Post by Cam on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 17:51

    My recommendation is to discontinue use of chemicals,..
    raise the temp above 75deg,..add aquarium salt per the directions and maintain the salt bath for up tob 10 days even if the spots go away,.keep an eye on ur water params,..
    you may have to do small changes daily even though the chemical you used says not to,..

    After you've cured their ick,..you may use Melafix to
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    Post by Cam on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 18:16

    Remember any time you raise the temp in your tank it's
    important that you have adequate surface agitation to
    release gases and keep your water oxygenated,..
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    Post by crabby-girl on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 18:38

    Didn't really want to use salt--kills snails but I will if can't find better cure. Temp steady at 82 usually 80 steady raised it already--bubblers running and keeping intake tube clean--been doing atleast 1/4 water change everyday. Fish seem to be getting better but not wanting to continue w/ the ick med--never had to this long affraid ...how often should I check water params while there being treated? Thought about using python and cleaning gravel--but thought that might stress them out more. confused Love to see that website!! Never had an ick problem like this before it's like ick on steroids. Suspect

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    Post by Cam on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 20:57

    Don't do any gravel cleaning as using chemical cures are
    hard on your cycle,..thus the need for frequent small water
    changes,..during any treatments to my tanks (if at all possible
    i do not use chemicals) i check water params daily,..this website
    has alot of info, but nothing to help anymore than what we know
    in regards to ick,..http://www.gbasonline.org/disease_chart.htm
    you may have to lose a few snails in the end using a salt bath,
    but it's much better than dumping chemicals in your tank,..your choice,..
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    Post by crabby-girl on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 21:25

    I'm gonna go with the salt baths--hate to loose the snails but I only need one to survive. On the up side there empty shells will look pretty cool.(they wont be hiding in the gravel)
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    Post by Metal Maniac on Mon 23 Mar 2009, 00:58

    I have to agree with Cam.

    But i can't stress enough..when all is done..use that MelaFix...this stuff regenerates any damage almost in front of your eyes!

    And please keep us posted crabby-girl..i hope all turns out for you and your fish
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    Post by cichlidlover27 on Mon 23 Mar 2009, 01:29

    Cam wrote:My recommendation is to discontinue use of chemicals,..
    raise the temp above 75deg,..add aquarium salt per the directions and maintain the salt bath for up tob 10 days even if the spots go away,.keep an eye on ur water params,..
    you may have to do small changes daily even though the chemical you used says not to,..

    After you've cured their ick,..you may use Melafix to
    repair any frayed fins,..

    Exactly what I told her to avoid chemicals at all costs and use the "heat salt method"although I would raise the temps to around 80 degrees and use a bubbler. She told me that she didnt wanna wipe out her snails.
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    Post by crabby-girl on Mon 23 Mar 2009, 01:41

    Did a water change(little) and started the salt bath will continue for 10 days. Snails hate it!!!! Will use the Melafix when treatments r over.

    Thanks guys for your help!!
    I'll give u all an update later.
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    Post by Yanker on Mon 23 Mar 2009, 06:17

    Raise the temp and add salt.
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    Post by Cam on Fri 27 Mar 2009, 00:08

    Well, how they doing? Any updates?
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    Post by crabby-girl on Fri 27 Mar 2009, 00:45

    There doing great, the silver dollars got there appetite back. No more frayed fins on the swordtails, there all doing great. Continuing the salt baths for the total of 10 days still. :D :D :D :D
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    Post by Cam on Fri 27 Mar 2009, 11:37

    Glad to hear it,..
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