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Re: [APD] Re: ich update
Except for one exspecially recalcitrant case that I heard
of in Texas, you can almost look crosseyed at ich and the
problem goes away. Few diseases can be beaten by reliably
by so many different things.
Although it can be nasty if left unchecked, freshwater ich
is a real weenie as fish diseases go.
Just about any of the several different off-the-shelf chem
cures work, high temps usually work, . .
--- Dave Millman <dave at tactics_com> wrote:
> At 08:22 PM 3/8/2004 -0500, Greg Idemoto wrote:
> >In regards to the ich advice, raising the temperature to
> the 90s would get
> >rid of the ich; however, it will probably stress out the
> fish even more and
> >probably kill some of the plants. Be aware that when you
> raise the
> >temperature it drives out the oxygen, so you will have
> to ensure that you
> >are adding sufficient aeration.
> >When I get ich, I raise the temp to the mid 80s to speed
> up the life cycle
> >of the parasite and use Maracide. Make sure you get the
> old formula, which I
> >believe is one drop per gallon or something to that
> effect. The people on
> >the loaches.com forum swear by the old formula Maracide
> and I totally agree
> >with them.
> When ich spread to my plant tank, (despite a strict
> quarantine and separate
> nets, etc), three days of QuickCure at half strength
> completely cured the
> problem. Loaches, cardinals, rummynose, corys and
> ancistrus all had no
> problem. Plants did fine. I left the temperature at 80F
> to avoid further
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