Thanks for all that, @vvDO
. I decided to raise the temp already, because they seemed better with it high and the plants didn’t seem to mind. I’m on my 3rd day of Paraguard. I did catch and remove all the snails I could nab before I started the Paraguard. I put them in the QT tank... hopefully NOT spreading ich to that tank... we’ll see.
Tonight, I managed to catch the four fish that had it worst (a miracle!) and treated them with a one-hour dip in Paraguard per the bottle. The two that had it worst are my remaining Bosemoni; the other two are female Kamakas. All four are 4+ years old. One of the Bosemonis, especially, lost color and was getting covered in spots. ANYways, I caught all four and dipped them for an hour in Paraguard. They seemed to have less ich after returning them to the tank. Also they seemed to feel better. We’ll see what the morning lights tell me.
My Denison barbs seem completely free from it, and my two remaining Melanotaenia praecox "Pagai" (which are also 4+ years old...) seem unaffected so far. :::crossing fingers:::
So. The dip seemed to help. I have reduced the CO2 using my flow meter to 20 ppm, and my drop checker says I’m still getting ample CO2 for the plants. They all look healthy and fine. I have increased aeration by lifting the spray bar from my canister filter. I’m planning on a large water change tomorrow... and possibly dipping those fish again if they look better but not happy, or worse.
Does anyone here use StressGuard WITH the Paraguard? I didn’t know if it might help or hurt (chemicals interacting... etc.?)
SIGH. This really IS a pain. I’m wondering if the ich came in on frozen brine shrimps I’ve been feeling lately as treats?
The "like" button just does not seem appropriate here. :-(