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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-28-2002, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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I have an outbreak of Ick/White Spot. The only fish that seem affected are my 3 rams. I thought about some of the usual meds from my LFS, but I am worried about killing my plants and shrimp. Would the salt method be the way to go? I have heard that salt and Corys are not compatible. Your suggestions are urgently needed.

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When I have had this type of problem in the past I would remove the sick fish to a "hospital tank" and then administer the treatment. That way you don't bother your plants or the rest of the fish. I hope this helps you.:hehe:
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Here is an excellent article written by a friend and very well respected aquarist. While I agree with more parts of her article, I personally have used the Malachite Green and Formalin treatment at half dose successfully in the past though.


Pandora's article on treating Ich in a Planted Tank
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