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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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ich or not?

Been noticing that my rosy barbs are rubbing on my plants. None of the other fish are doing it, and they only do i to stems and leaves - not to rocks, driftwood or substrate.

Sounds like ich - but they look fine, are active, eating, no spots or anything.

What would you do? (Tank has inverts - shrimp and snails)
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 05:46 PM
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i just treated my tank with Quick cure...

i can't risk increasing the temp and using salt.

Been 4 days of treating and everything is okay! No death and i don't see any more white spot.

Shouldn't have add those rummynose...

I have 2 filter shrimp, 3-4 amano and a snail.. i use 55drop for my 55g. you can increase temp a bit to helo kill the ick faster.,.

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i would leave it alone.. I have had fish do exactly that without having ich in my tank

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 07:30 PM
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This evening, about an hour after 'lights out', use a flashlight to look at your fish while they are at rest. If they have ich, the raised spots will be easy to see, then make your diagnosis from there.

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