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hi every one,
at the begining of last week my 2 young clown loaches got ich
unfortunetly i never got around to geting a hospital tank so
what ever treatment i used would have to be used in the tank
with my other fish none of which had it, i was worried about useing any treatments because i have a lot of plants in the
tank,and worried incase medications would kill them also
killing of the biofilters, then i read about turning up the temp,
to 85f ,this i did,none of the fish seemed to be distressed by
the extra heat,i left it for 48hrs then turned it back down.
the ich was gone ,they seem to be fine now, but i am still
a bit worried in case it returns. i am a big believer in water
changes, and do a 50% water change every week, so was
suprised when they got ich, has any one else ever used this
heat treatment successfuly, without it returning.or is the ich
just lurking around still.
thanks, slt

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slt,

When I set my tank up my platties got ich. I am using a product called copper safe. I have banana plants in my tank and they are doing fine with copper safe in the tank. However on the box it states: May be harmful to some plants.
Maybe someone will have a better answer for you. Oh btw again welcome.


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SLT, I always used salt and patience. But since have heard salt isn't good for some fishies,(neons).

On the temp, a couple of my tanks routinely run in the low 80's. Their metabolism is pretty speedy at this temp, so they get fed more...
 
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hi faye,
shall have a look round aquatics at all the ich meds see if any
are safe to use round plants. you say you have banana plants
in your tank .,going to appear really thick now, ;) do you
mean the banana plant used as house plants & how big are
they if you do, only i have a 3ft banana plant sitting in my
kitchen.
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hi great lakes,
i thought of using salt but wasnt sure if it would stress out
my fish, all i no of fish which like salt added is mollies.
thanks slt.
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They call mine a banana plant because the roots look like bananas on the bottom. The leaves look kinda like an ivy plant. I think your kitchen plant is probably a different kind of plant. I don't even plant mine I just set them in the tank. The roots weigh the plant down enough to keep them from floating. My plants are 4-5inch tall right now. As the leaves get bigger the platties will probably start eating on them again.



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hi faye,
your banana plants sounds very nice, have never seen any
plants around the aquatics like the ones you have just
described ,i always keep my eyes open for different typs of plant.
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It helps kill them but it's better to have a treatment. WS3 is what I use and is fine with the plants I have.

The part the tempature plays is, the ich lives in a cycle. In the fish then out and back in again. The temp quickens the cycle, and the ich can only be killed out side the fish. So if you have a treatment you need the ich outside the fish more often ;)
 

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;) 50% water changes weekly are good but if you can manage 25% twice weekly that's even better. Keep an eye on your clowns, they are scaleless fish and are very prone to whitespot. :thumbs: Mac.
 
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hi davy,
thanks for your reply, havnt had time today so im going to get
a medication tomorow, they still look clear but i wont risk
leaving them untreated. cause i love my clowns :love:
thanks slt. :thumbs: :music:



hi rose,
i read the infomation you gave, thanks for that it was very
informative, i have not had ich in the tank before, so i didnt
no really much about it, i shall start treatment tomorow.
i shall print of the info so i will be able to follow it.
thanks again slt :thumbs: :music:


hi macquatic,
thanks for that shall split my water changes up to 25% twice
a week,
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