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Like what the title asks.

My guppies in a 1 month tank started flashing/scratching on objects. I heard that copper safe and the likes are not good for plants. Which ick/parasites medications that are safe for plants and beneficial bacteria do you guys recommend. Any comment on a couple medications I found: Seachem Paraguard, Metronidazole, Jungle Labs Parasite Clear.

Other occupants in the tank includes a couple shrimps and 3 otos.

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Are you sure it's ich? Plants will bounce back, but pretty much all over-the-counter ich meds will destroy your shrimp...definetly the ones you listed.

Carefully administered heat and salt is good and effective. I've had good luck with Kordon 100% Organic Ich Attack too. I've learned my lesson so I quarantine and run a UV sterilizer.
 

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Are you sure it's ich? Plants will bounce back, but pretty much all over-the-counter ich meds will destroy your shrimp...definetly the ones you listed.

Carefully administered heat and salt is good and effective. I've had good luck with Kordon 100% Organic Ich Attack too. I've learned my lesson so I quarantine and run a UV sterilizer.


No, I'm not sure if it's ick now. But it's some kind of external parasites for sure, as the guppies are flashing. Otos are showing nothing now.

I kinda wanna dose some external parasites medication to clean the tank, just to be sure. Does heat and salts do the tricks, thoroughly? Plants should be fine with short duration (a week at the max?), right?
 

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Ich is easily identifiable by the white spots. If you don't see those, then it's probably not ich.

The use of heat and salt (amount and time span) has been discussed to death on here. Just search and you'll find the proper regiment. Yes, it is very effective on normal strains of ich.

Kordon Ich Attack treats other external parasites too. And of course, so does a UV light.
 
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