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Fish Ick Inquiry

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Hamsnacks, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Hamsnacks

    Hamsnacks Fish Fanatic

    Dec 26, 2017
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    I am now dealing with Fish Ick again after everything was going good for so long, didn't quarantine fish from a seller who I've never had issues with in the past.

    Now in the past I've always done the heating method, 2 Weeks at 88F, vacuuming substrate every 2-3 days, and water changes. Have always been successful. Only ever lost 3-4 fish in total.
    I must have caught this Ick late because it looks pretty bad on some of the fish, but my biggest concern right now, I have lost about 50 Fish, every few hours I check and there are more fish dead, mostly Cardinals and RummyNose, is this normal? Lost a YoYo Loach, and German Ram as well, very disappointing.

    Water Perimeters are all good as well, everything 0 and Nitrate at 20ppm.

    I guess I'm asking, is this just a severe case of Ick or is there something else I should be doing?

  2. Metalhead88

    Metalhead88 Fish Crazy

    May 31, 2019
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    Sounds like a tough case. I've had luck treating ich in the past, but the last time heat alone did nothing and things were looking worse.

    I had to medicate with rid ich and things got better immidiately. Only one fish developed the ich and he's still in the tank today.

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  3. Deanasue

    Deanasue Moderator
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    Oct 29, 2018
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    I agree. I use the heat method but if fish are dying that fast I’d get Rid Ich too.
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