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Ich won't go away!

Posted By: Dax <dlangsto@uga.edu>
Date: Friday, 1 April 2005, at 10:41 a.m.

This post relates to an ich problem I have on some clown loaches I recently purchased. I put them directly in the 10 gallon QT 2 weeks ago today. I had already run the heat up to 86F prior to putting them in. I knew a couple had ich when I bought them but I thought I could treat it in the QT. Well today I still see what I think is ich. Mostly little whitish pimples on the fins. I see the fish flashing every now and then. I've had the heat no lower than 86 and up as high as 91F (when light is on). It has maintained 88F+ for most of the time. I put in some aquarium salt 1 tablepoon/10 gallons) after 1 week b/c I could still see spots. I have used Melafix according to label since Monday. I even put in some Malachite green at the 1/2 dose rate one day, then did a water change 5 hours later b/c I'm afraid of toxicity to th