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ich on rummy nose

Hi, i got 4 rummy noses in my aquarium .. had them for atleast a week now , they barely school cause i guess its just 4 and their still a bit shy, But im buying 5 more sometime this week or next . I just noticed this afternoon that ALL 4 have icks on there fins and tails *probably due to stress* but i'm not sure .. once in awhile i see them coming out from behind the plants playing tag chasing one another around the tank , moving so fast when its feeding time, then they go back to hiding behind my rotalas . My question is if it's possible to dose Wardley essentials Ick away in a planted aquarium? i dont really want to take that risk, so any suggestions would help, thanks alot.
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I would increase the heat in the tank to like 83 or 84 and then run Aquarisol from Aquarium Products. Its safe with almost all plants. However its not safe with inverts. ( shrimp, Fresh water clams ) those kind of things. Really works. If you want to put shrimp in later you can just add carbon and do water changes and within a month or less good to put in shrimp.
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I had the same problem! I bought 6 of them a few weeks ago and I noticed on rummy nose and other tetras (forgot the name, rust/brown colored with black spot over middle of body) had many white spots.
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I think your best bet would be to put the fish in a QT tank with warm water and a relatively high salt concentration, I know a lot of people have had luck with raising the salinity and heat to get rid of Ich. If they're the only fish in the tank, i guess you could try ZID ZULANDER's advice instead, if they're NOT the only fish in the tank, i'd definitely pull them out and QT them.


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I had the same problem! I bought 6 of them a few weeks ago and I noticed on rummy nose and other tetras (forgot the name, rust/brown colored with black spot over middle of body) had many white spots.
did yours cure?
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I think your best bet would be to put the fish in a QT tank with warm water and a relatively high salt concentration, I know a lot of people have had luck with raising the salinity and heat to get rid of Ich. If they're the only fish in the tank, i guess you could try ZID ZULANDER's advice instead, if they're NOT the only fish in the tank, i'd definitely pull them out and QT them.
nope just the 4 rummys and a baby killi i got free as an egg from the moss i bought * 2 weeks without water* he grew 2 ich spots on his tail also .. i wanna start dosing ick treatment, but i dont know if Wardleys essential ick away is actualy plant safe ..


Karackle, i'll give it a try .. just wants to see if anyone ever used this ick way with there planted aquarium before.
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I've used Kordon's Rid Ich+ with plants, tetras, dwarf cichlids and, loaches with success. Not familiar with your product, but a combination of malachite green and formalin seems to work. I'd also take all fish out of the tank (whether or not they have white spots) and treat, or just treat the entire tank. If you use QT just be sure to wait at least a week to put back in original tank.
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I've used Kordon's Rid Ich+ with plants, tetras, dwarf cichlids and, loaches with success. Not familiar with your product, but a combination of malachite green and formalin seems to work. I'd also take all fish out of the tank (whether or not they have white spots) and treat, or just treat the entire tank. If you use QT just be sure to wait at least a week to put back in original tank.

I too have used this product and it works good..takes a while but eventually works.....it took mine about two weeks to fully recover from ich...just follw the directions on the bottle...i kept the QT warm at 82 degrees and with a powerhead with plenty of oxygen..they'll pull through...my rummynoses did


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