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ich & loaches

Posted By: Barbara <bjmaitri@megalink.net>
Date: Friday, 2 May 2003, at 7:34 p.m.

It appears that the most recent striata has ich...just a couple of white spots on caudal fin and maybe one on another fin. no other fish show symptoms but I'm thinking this should be treated asap...I could wait overnight to be certain but yesterday or early this am I thought I saw one spot and waited to see if more developed and I do see a couple more now...there are 4 other striatas in this tank and some livebearers...two adults and several fry....normally I wouldn't put new fish in with others, but long story....

If I treat with maracide which I might have enough of...is it used at full or half strength? and just for the 5 days recommended? or I have quick cure and could use that and have the same question (as to strength). Also with quick cure it says use two days, but hey...what is realistic? that wouldn't take care of the problem right?

Also is it necessary to raise the tank temp....it is already/normally at 80 although it seems to be running at a bit above that...maybe 81.

I have ich guard as well but it says not to use on scaleless fish or small fish and these striatas are pretty small. The livebearer fry would be ok with it. Has anyone used THAT?



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