Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Treating ich in an aquarium with Platy fry
I have about 6 Platy fry that I rescued out of my main tank last night. I put the babies in a breeder box that is floating in the main tank. I don't currently have a separate tank to move them to. I noticed a white spot on one of my Black Mollies while doing this. I'm going to assume it's ich because I can't find anything else that would cause a white spot on fish. I want to use the temperature raising and salt adding method to treat the ich. Will the salt and higher temps hurt my fry? I spent about 2 hours catching them and my girls are so excited I don't want to lose them. I also have 2 ghost shrimp, one of which has been carrying around eggs for the last week, and 2 mystery snails as well as various plants. I understand that adding 1/2tsp to 1 tsp of salt should be safe for everybody else, just worried about the babies. Also, if I have freshwater tank salt is that ok to use, or should I just use regular Mortons? Thank you so much for your help.