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Re: Ich!! Help!!

In a message dated 10/20/00 2:01:36 PM Mountain Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> 've suspected that my tank might have been infected with Ich disease. Most
>  fish in the tank died with a rotten fins! Is it because of White Spot?
>  I've set up a 20 gallon heavily planted tank for 2 weeks now and everything
>  went fine until the tenth day, after I did a 45% water changes. The next
>  morning most of them are found dead, except 3 of them! First I thought that
>  the new fish I brought home in the beginning of the second week carried the
>  disease to to the tank. Until this evening, I've seen a very small moving
>  creature in the tank and I wonder if it's an ICH. What is it look like?
>  There are also some snail in my tank (since my yellow puffin that I put it
>  to work as a snail-invader! died on the same day as the tetras!) Do the
>  hatched snails move?
>  Any suggestion on how to fight with the ich?

Ich is not a moving creature nor is it rotten fins.  It is small white spots 
all over the fishes' bodies.  The rotten fins are probably a fungus, unless 
you have a Chinese Algae Eater over 4 cm in length.  They will eat the tails 
off other fish at night.  The yellow puffer would do the same thing, and is a 
brackish-water fish, nit really suitable for most community planted tanks.

Bob Dixon