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Old 01-14-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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OK the Cardinal Tetras I have left have ICK how can I kill it and not kill my snails and filters. this is in my 5 gallon QT tank/sons tank.


I added 8 new one for a total of 11 and one week later only 2 cardinal remain.

I am so done with Cardinal they are off the stocking list and neons are back on.

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:07 PM   #2
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Use rid ich, its the easiest most effective way, the salt method was too hard on my fish. Rid Ich will start working asap, it saved my fish.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:20 PM   #3
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raise temp in tank to over 86 degree's and maintain for a week . should do the trick. adding so many fish to a small water column may have contributed to the ich. ICH is present in all tanks at all times even those with uv sterilizers . Stress and swings in water param will bring it out though


hope this helps. i always treat ich with heat . safest way IMHO

increase aeration also forgot to add
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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I dosed with QuICK Cure and the fish seem to have improved one more day and I'm hopen it works.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:01 PM   #5
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i do heat and salt, but not sure how snails will handle the salt
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #6
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Well they look better one has a spot still there I’m going to see if it goes away by tomorrow night if not I’ll do a water change and three more day of dosing.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:29 PM   #7
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you should be doing large water changes daily and adding a table spoon/5gal's with increased temperature. that'll take care of things real fast for you
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