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Posted By: Andy <tiger15@erols.com>
Date: Thursday, 8 July 1999, at 4:14 p.m.

I like to share my recent experience in sucessfully treating my clown loaches with ick. Finally, I believe I found a remedy that works! I used Super Ick Cure capsules from Aquarium Pharmaceutical. I used full strength instead of half strength recommended by the manufacturer for scaleless fish. The ick was gone in 4 days. It appears that this remedy works direclty on the skin to kill the pathogens rather than killing the free swimming form and this is why it worked rather quckly. I have used other remedy in the past including CopperSafe, Meracide, Malachite Green, Formalin and salt before but they all failed either because the remedy was too toxic to the loaches, or the dosage was not strong enough to combat the desease. A LFS owner told me that he always