Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lebanon, Tennessee
Getting rid of ich in a planted tank?
I have a 55 gallon planted tank and it was doing great until I added some plecos to control algae which obviously had ich. I normally quarantine my fish but I didn't with the plecos and I'm really kicking myself for it. I now have a tank with ich. The tank was at 75 degrees and the plants and fish were both doing great at that temp. I have raised the temp to 83 degrees to try to get rid of the ich. I used liquid and fizzing tablets that were supposed to get rid of ich but noticed that they were starting to hurt my plants so I have stopped using them and I don't know what to do. If I can avoid using more medicine that would be great. What should I do? I don't want to loose my fish because I absolutely love my tank. I have 4 black skirted tetras, 3 blue platties, 3 bumble bee platties, 2 panda platties, 2 spotted cory catfish, 2 snails, 1 algae eater, and 2 plecos. They all have ich except the cory catfish. Is there anything I can do? I'm going to put a picture of my tank and a picture of the tetras that have it the worst. (picture of the tetras isn't good cause they wouldn't stay still long enough to get a picture)