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Your cure for ich

"Joe Loach" wrote:
>I increased the temp to 85F+ ... added some rock
<snip> What cured my fish
>then? Was it the darkness? The salt?

The rock salt cured your fish.  This is also a known "cure".  By increasing 
the salinity of the water you are also increasing the osmotic pressure in 
the water.  This change in pressure causes the ich parasite to burst and die 
once they end up in the water.  This is why you can give salt water fish a 
freshwater dip to kill parasites (and vice versa for freshwater fish)

Michael Laflamme
spicolte at hotmail_com

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