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When has the ick passed?

Posted By: markinvan <markmark@telus.net>
Date: Saturday, 5 July 2003, at 6:51 p.m.

Let me say how useful this site has been in learning about the fabulous loach!
I recently added four more little clowns to my 20g, and was rewarded with ick by the next day - my fault for lack of quarrantine, obviously. I have been treating with "Quick Cure," which contains Malachite Green and Formalin - two hugely toxic substances. While the ick is retreating visibly (not just from the clowns but also from two threadfin rainbows), how much longer should I subject the poor little blighters to such torment?
The dose is one drop/gallon, and I have followed the advice from LOL of changing half the water every three days or so, with additional treatment. The little fellows