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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #457

In a message dated 8/19/98 4:20:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Aquatic-Plants-
Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< Well it happened and it was compeltely my fault.  I quarntined my fish for
 2 weeks and added them to the tank tonight.  Unfortunately I looked at the
 fish in dim light and said "Looks great in  you go".  Well in the main
 tank a closer examination revealed ich.
 Sooo what is a good ich medication that will not cut down too much on
 light levels and will not hurt plants. >>
This is not necessarily the correct medication for all fishkeepers, but as for
me, I don't medicate.  I have a case of ich on my cardinal tetras in my 125
gallon tank.  They are wild caught and must have gotten it from the stress of
acclimation to my tank.  It has been over three weeks and there are still some
sightings of spots on a couple of cardinals, but now very few.  I turned up
the heat a little and increased my water changes to 50% every three days.  As
I have Rams and Discus in that tank, I didn't want to medicate.  I haven't
lost any fish and all are still eating.  I know it's a little risky, but I
have never had good success with medication.  Any other low key approaches, I
would welcome for thought.