I had a ick breakout about 9 days ago, and it won't go away.
It started two days after I picked up three Madagascar Rainbow fish from a store that I have never been to before.
It was sort of messy there, sort of a dive. But I drove almost an hour to get there, so I picked up the fish.
Defiantly not going back.
I have a uv sterilizer that I normally plug in whenever I have a problem, so that is running.
It looked as the indicator window on the sterilizer was not as bright, I pulled the bulb out and plugged it in
and there was a dead spot, so I ordered a new bulb. That was installed two days ago.
Still seams a little dim, maybe it is the transformer.
I slowly raised the temperature to 82 degrees.
I normally have API super ick cure on hand just in case. The expiration date was 2016. I haven't had ick in years,
so I put all 10 packs in the 135 gallon tank.
I ordered more online, it showed up so I gave the tank another dose two days later as the directions state.
Waited two more days and did a 30% water change.
Then dosed the tank again with the super ick cure, now I am out of meds until the next order arrives.
It was supposed to show up yesterday buy usps, but it never did. hopefully today.
The fish still have ick, heavily on the face of two Blue acaras. There is a white dot here and there on other fish, but not that bad.
In the past, normally I turned on the uv sterilizer, raised the temperature, and dosed with super ick cure. I was gone in no time flat.
Very strange that it is hanging in for that long.
Is there anything else that I can do to kill the ick off?
Last edited by Jbubba001; 03-15-2019 at 03:33 PM.
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