Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
I just recently used Kordon's Rid Ich+, and it worked great. Introduced a pair of P. taeniatus into my 60 gallon and a week later my cardinal tetra's were covered with ich (yes, I know should have quarantined, but alas...). Just wanted to add that cleaning the filter, and doing a 25-40% water change before each daily treatment is probably beneficial. I also did the treatment before lights out, and ran an airstone at night. Also, it is very important to continue treating 2-3 days AFTER all the white spots are gone, this ensures you are killing all of the parasite. I would also suggest running activated carbon after the treatment to remove residual medication. I have small schools of botia striata and botia sidthimunki that were unaffected by the treatment, and none of the plants seemed to be harmed. Surprisingly, about 2 weeks after treatment the P. taeniatus pair were escorting about 30 fry around the tank. Amazing, not only because of the treatment but that the botia, pig SAEs, tetras did not eat the eggs. Hope this helps, and oh yea the treatment didn't seem to stain the silicone either.