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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-24-2013, 03:37 PM
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Seems on the right track ! Good luck

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-25-2013, 04:10 AM
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Good luck !
I`m also on day 14 on battling an ick infestation.
I have my temp at 88 degrees and adding 15ml of paraguard every day.
I`ve been doing a 7 gallon water change once a week.
It`s a 29 gallon planted tank with cardinals, pencilfish and a pair of Apistogramma Agassizii.
The fish have handled the heat and medicine really well and all signs of the disease are gone since day 10.
Some crypt leaves have melted away but overall plants have handled it.
I will continue with this regiment for another week and let you know how it turns out.
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-04-2014, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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We left the heat up for longer than planned due to a trip. When we got back (Jan 1) one of the cory's had died, although he'd been looking a bit weak before we left.

Ich seems to be gone, although I though Isaw one white spot on a neons tail initially, when I checked back a bit later it was gone, and all the fish seem clear. Fingers crossed that the ich is gone.

So to summarize, several weeks at 85deg with 1t salt per gallon (tapered off after 2 weeks with water changes) seems to have done the trick. 1 fish lost, plants seem ok.

Naturally, now we have a new issue, which was a giant carpet of blue green algae that formed while we were gone for 6 days. Want to get that fixed before I get new fish, but next up is more cory habrosus and hopefully some rams.

Thanks for reading, hope the info here helps someone in the future.
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