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Re: Ich treatment

Jeff wrote:

> With 15 years of tank experience, and 10 of those with Discus, I never
> _ever_  though I would see ich in a Discus Tank (or any tank that warm).
> wide-spread assumption is that Ich dies at 80o+. Ich can live, and even
> thrive, in these temperatures.

and Colin wrote:

> > I don't know which plants you have in your tank, but ich is sensitive to
> > heat. Try bumping the temperature up to 80+ degrees for about 4-5 days,
> > that should do the trick.

I'd never heard that ich "dies at 80o+", but rather that a higher
temperature speeds up its life cycle, thereby making it more susceptible to

Alysoun McLaughlin
Wheaton, MD