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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Death in the family

Lost a Rabauti Cory this weekend. He was "flashing" for about two days two weeks ago. Thought it was ick. Treated with Coppersafe and 82 deg water. Started getting paler up to its death. No signs of white spots on it or any other fish. Params great. Should I be treating for something else?

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Sorry for your death. Makes me sad just reading about it.
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plenty of garlic extract + heat in the water cures everything for me. I had a threadfin rainbow in my 6 gallon infect the entire tank with ich. 5 days with 0 light + high temp + garlic heavy food and extract in the water cured them. 0 Flashing after 2 weeks. 2 large water changes in 2 weeks.

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need to add, high temp = 86deg F
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Will I be cooking any fish at 86 deg?

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Pretty sure you are not supposed to use copper on cories or other scaleless fish.
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Pretty sure you are not supposed to use copper on cories or other scaleless fish.
They aren't as tolerant of it as scaled fish, but it is possible. I've kept cories and plecos with copper treatments and high temps just fine in a battle with ich.

You do have to follow the directions very closely - it's easy to overdose the water with copper.
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Lost a Rabauti Cory this weekend. He was "flashing" for about two days two weeks ago. Thought it was ick. Treated with Coppersafe and 82 deg water. Started getting paler up to its death. No signs of white spots on it or any other fish. Params great. Should I be treating for something else?
Unless you added something new to the tank, it's unlikely to be ich.
If all your other fish are fine, especially after two weeks, I wouldn't treat again with anything.


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I did have 2 Serpae Tetras succumb to ick in January and did a treatment then also. The corys and all other fish handled the copper then. I did add an oto about the same time as the cory flashing. I still have 2 otos MIA.

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