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    How to treat ich when I have aquarium salts in the water?

    Thank you for all your help, Colin. It's so helpful to have someone so knowledgable on here to help us starting out.
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    How to treat ich when I have aquarium salts in the water?

    That is kind of a long story, but the short version is that it's left over from a week or two ago when my fish were mysteriously dying and I never quite got to the bottom of it. I think I bought some new fish and accidentally introduced an infection, but I couldn't see any visible signs of...
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    Water changes

    Thank you for the advice. Fortunately, I think I have been doing it mostly right, although I didn't think of aerating the water for a bit, before adding it, so I'll definitely do that. It just dawned on me today that I may be doing it wrong. Thanks for your help once again.
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    How to treat ich when I have aquarium salts in the water?

    That's nice and straight forward. Thank you
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    Water changes

    Hi, I was just wondering, when I do water changes, should I try to get the fresh water up to the temperature of the tank, or will the heater compensate? Does it matter if I can't get a perfect match? If I'm adding pH buffer, should I add this to the water in the bucket before adding it to the...
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    How to treat ich when I have aquarium salts in the water?

    Hi there, Some of my guppies have ich, but I have aquarium salts in the water. The only ich treatment I can find contains formaldehyde and malachite green oxalate. I've been told that this is lethal when combined with aquarium salts. Any advice on what I can do? Thanks
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    What's wrong with my fish and what should I do?

    I'll buy that instead of strips. Thanks for the recommendation. They did liquid tests in the shop, but they said the water was perfect when it clearly wasn't, so I think it's much better if I do it myself. Thank you
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    What's wrong with my fish and what should I do?

    Thank you. That's really helpful. I'll make sure I do that. Probably worth getting a quarantine tank too as I definitely don't want all this to happen again. Thank you for your help.
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    What's wrong with my fish and what should I do?

    No problem, thanks for your help. I did an ammonia test this morning and it was 0. I'm using Ammonia Test Strips and they're well within the use-by date (08/2022). I've just finished the last one, so I'll buy some more shortly.
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    What's wrong with my fish and what should I do?

    I can't get any clear photos, I only have my phone camera and it's just not good enough to focus through the glass when they're moving around. There's only one platy left now. I looked online for fish diseases and nothing seemed to fit. There is possibly some fin clamping to start with and then...
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    What's wrong with my fish and what should I do?

    Sorry for the late reply, it's formaldehyde and malachite green oxalate. This may be stupid question, but how do you increase the aeration/turbulence? Is it just turning the filter to a higher setting or should I have something else in the tank for that?
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    What's wrong with my fish and what should I do?

    I have posted about this before, but I have more information now and I still have not got to the bottom of it and I don't trust the advice from the aquarium shop anymore, so I'm really hoping someone on here can help. Today's water test showed the following readings: NO3: 0 NO2: 0 GH: 4 KH: 8...
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    What's wrong with my fish and what should I do?

    Sorry, I completely misunderstood. I thought you meant to wait the 7 days then give another medication, but to use the salts in the meantime. Thank you for your help. Hopefully they won't all die. Keeping fish is so much more stressful than I had anticipated. Does it get easier?
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    What's wrong with my fish and what should I do?

    So I added some aquarium salts, but I spoke to the aquarium shop and they said that it is toxic with the ich medication and I needed to do a water change asap. I have done a 60% water change (is that enough?). But now I'm not sure if I they're correct - surely it would be mentioned on the label...
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    What's wrong with my fish and what should I do?

    Update 2: Two more platies have died today. One more platy seems sick (although is still eating) and one guppy seems sick Last dose of ich treatment given today and aquarium salts added. Any suggestions on what to try next?
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    What's wrong with my fish and what should I do?

    Update: Today I noticed a clear stringy substance coming from the the anus of one of the seemingly healthy platies. She then passed a small white solid (3-4mm in length) and more stringy substance. Not sure what this is. I will add in the aquarium salts tomorrow and give the next/last dose of...
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    Guppies have transparent string thing coming from their bellies.

    It's interesting you posted this. I have noticed the same thing with one of my platies today. I noticed a clear stringy line, then a small white solid (approx. 3mm in length) then another stringy line once it had passed. It fell off quite quickly. The platy seems quite happy. I have noticed some...
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    What's wrong with my fish and what should I do?

    Thank you for the tips. I was wondering if it might kill of my plants, but that's really helpful to know. Thanks
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