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    Shrimp is molting but air bubbles have become stuck in the molt while he is still attached and so is floating, is there any way I can help him?

    Its still there at the moment 2 hours later should i turn the light off to help reduce stress?
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    Shrimp is molting but air bubbles have become stuck in the molt while he is still attached and so is floating, is there any way I can help him?

    So bit of a weird one, My amano shrimp is molting and as the title displays some air bubbles from the air stone have been trapped under the molt, and so hes kind of just floating around trying to get it off, is there any way I can help him or will he be alright. Heres a picture, Kind of a...
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    Fish tank has Ich

    Sounds like a plan, the plants arent at all salt-resistant really, obvs some strains will do better than others but ive been told the salt is to help create a block on the fish's skin / scales to prevent the ich from attaching to them, plants just dont like it at all. I was advised to do water...
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    I have been dealing with ich but my tetras fins aren't looking that healthy during heat treatment

    Exactly ! Places like this are so important, glad ive found this community
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    I have been dealing with ich but my tetras fins aren't looking that healthy during heat treatment

    Yea I will do anything to make sure my fish are comfortable, unfortunately i was given bad information from someone that should be trusted, lessons learned, excited to set up a new larger tank when I can
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    I have been dealing with ich but my tetras fins aren't looking that healthy during heat treatment

    Okay I wont take their word ever again, quickly learning new things here hahaha, I always wonder though, why is it okay for shops display tanks to be so packed with little to no decor ??
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    I have been dealing with ich but my tetras fins aren't looking that healthy during heat treatment

    Okay, fair enough I will check it out! I did a lot of research into the parameters of the water etc and from here on out I am going to stock guppies in this tank, looking for a larger tank too atm for when I move, the employee at pets at home was very knowledgeable on the care of all the species...
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    Fish tank has Ich

    I'm currently dealing with ich as well and unfortunately lost some fish, I'm not at all experienced but I think I can help with a couple of your questions, from what I've learned from my forum posts. People have generally told me that 86 F will be okay and I also noticed my fish swimming near...
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    I have been dealing with ich but my tetras fins aren't looking that healthy during heat treatment

    Okay well nice to have your opinion as well, they were all happy pre-ich, and I was very open with the fish stores about what equipment I have and they said it was okay when I went to get new fish, that's what I based my numbers on.
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    I have been dealing with ich but my tetras fins aren't looking that healthy during heat treatment

    Well, the tetras that have been affected are pets at home and they were fine till my pleco came in from a previous winner of a best fish store. they are highly recommended so I think it's just unfortunate that I managed to get a sick pleco. The tetras may well have weak immune systems though...
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    Friends Tank

    Yea, goldfish are actually invasive species too so bad idea to release them, theyll tear through ecosystems
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    I have been dealing with ich but my tetras fins aren't looking that healthy during heat treatment

    The poor thing was literally enveloped by the morning when I woke up and unfortunately the heat we were experiencing in the UK didnt help the outbreak either, I started the heat treatment as soon as possible and unfortunately the poor fella hasnt made it 😭
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    I have been dealing with ich but my tetras fins aren't looking that healthy during heat treatment

    Im not treating it with medication, I am treating with heat, would rather not introduce medication as I have shrimp in the tank and they will suffer as consequence. If i see no improvement after 2 weeks (by which time it should be gone) then I will QT The shrimp and use ich x, but for now heat...
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    I have been dealing with ich but my tetras fins aren't looking that healthy during heat treatment

    thank you, unfortunately, the really stricken one is passing away but I don't have any means of euthanizing the poor thing :( and im in isolation so i cant even go out and get clove oil and personally couldnt bring myself to do it by any other means. I will continue with the heat treatment of...
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