Originally Posted by CrypticLifeStyle
Stress or cold water can't cause Ich, its a myth. Ich is a parasite
Thanks for the reference, but I dunno, I have not introduced a fish in that aquarium in 2-3 months or so. But it still begs the question of where it came from..but that is the unimportant thing, treating it is #1 at the moment. Understanding the disease falls in line with treating it in my book though. That site showed me something I didn't know about higher nitrate levels making treatments work less effectively! now that's crazy.
isnt fenben for parasites???? Ich is a bacterial infection. You are dealing with 2 different animals here. One that is more basic than the other doesnt mean that the treatment for the more complex bug will work on the more basic bug..... I would treat the one that is easily fixable first (ie imo the ich)
~thanks also to Monster Fish
for the explanation of using this chemical for protozoans treatments. It really seems to be a wonder type of drug, it kills many parasitic worms it seems (internal and in the aquarium), even kills Hydra which is a PLUS, and as far as Ich..well jury is out on that one.
Well I stopped dosing with my store treatment because it didn't seem to be working well so I once again gave the Fenbendazole a try. And I have to say I am not sure if the other meds helped at all but after using this chemical the Ich seemed to die with in days. I have treated with it for four or five days in a row in small amounts, couple pinches. But this experiment for what its worth is also flawed due to my accidental huge dose of this chemical, it came out the package faster than I anticipated
. So once again, I will try this chemical with no other variables involved when I get another fish that has Ich.
So I say this is left undecided for me.