Re: Ich and temperature
On Tuesday, 30 July 1996, Greg Tong wrote:
> But some folks seem to think higher temperature by itself will kill ich.
> What's the word from the experts here? TIA.
Untergasser states that 33C for 10 days will cure ich. He also notes
that high temperatures may be more stressful to your fish than many
Here's a list of ich remedies that I know about:
Substance Dose Advantages Disadvantages
Salt 2.5-3tsp/US gal Cheap, wide spectrum Hard on plants,
for 10 days. softwater fish
Acriflavin ? Wide spectrum Kills plants dead
Copper 0.12-0.18ppm Cu Wide spectrum Kills plants,
Sulfate for 10 days need test kit
Silver ? <same as copper>
Quinine 1g/100L for 3 days Kills oodinium too Kills inverts,
(sulfate, not tolerated by some
Heat 33C for 10 days Cheap, wide spectrum Hard on some fish,
malachite 0.05mg/L every 2 Kills most cilliated Scaleless fish don't
green days, 4-5 doses protozoans, some bac- tolerate it well in
teria bare tanks
malachite 0.05mg/L + 15mg/L More effective than Harder on sensitive
green + every 2 days, 4-5 MG alone fish than pure MG
formalin ? Wide spectrum Kills bio filter at
nitrofurans ? Wide spectrum, useful May harm plants,
for secondary filter. Do you
infections really want to
use an antibiotic?
Potassium ? Wide spectrum Hard to dose, hard
Permanganate on small fish, powder
I'll try to fill in some of the question marks tonight. The list
doesn't include pet shop preparations such as Clout. I could add them
if there's enough interest.
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