Ick

Deanasue

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Global Moderator
Tank of the Month!
Joined
Oct 29, 2018
Messages
6,548
Reaction score
3,078
Location
USA
The best and easiest cure for ich is heat.
Raise the temp to 30 degrees with no meds. The lifecycle of the ich parasite is sped up by the heat, so they will drop off of the fish quicker at the higher temperature.
regular gravel vacuuming and water changes will help to reduce the free swimming parasites.
this was the advice given to me, my ich went and I lost zero fish.
Usually works like a charm but I’ve been doing that for 9 days now and nothing. Even with salt and meds.
 
OP
Sarah C Mckee

Sarah C Mckee

Fish Fanatic
Joined
Sep 15, 2019
Messages
74
Reaction score
6
Usually works like a charm but I’ve been doing that for 9 days now and nothing. Even with salt and meds.
I was reading that my corydoras won’t do well with the temperature change, that they won’t tolerate that for two weeks!? Can you clarify?
Thank you
 
OP
Sarah C Mckee

Sarah C Mckee

Fish Fanatic
Joined
Sep 15, 2019
Messages
74
Reaction score
6
You can even add aquarium salt which will help with the ick. Ya the ick guard should help get rid of the ick.
Derek,

I don’t see any dots on any of the fish anymore, should I do the temperature increase still for two weeks or does that mean the medication worked?How long should I do daily changes for ?
 

Derekshatch

Fishaholic
Joined
Dec 22, 2019
Messages
427
Reaction score
172
Location
U.S
Yes continue to do water changes, raise rhe temp and continue adding the ick medicine because you dont want the ick to come back. Make sure you vacum the gravel realley good and watch to see if they are scratching on the bottom which is a sign that they might still have ick on them. I would say after a week or two of no signs of ick would be good enough to stop the treatment/water changes.
 
OP
Sarah C Mckee

Sarah C Mckee

Fish Fanatic
Joined
Sep 15, 2019
Messages
74
Reaction score
6
Yes continue to do water changes, raise rhe temp and continue adding the ick medicine because you dont want the ick to come back. Make sure you vacum the gravel realley good and watch to see if they are scratching on the bottom which is a sign that they might still have ick on them. I would say after a week or two of no signs of ick would be good enough to stop the treatment/water changes.
Thank you I really appreciate it!!!
 

trending

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Top