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Please help..ich circulating 2nd time

Posted By: Tracy Osborne <tracy.o@shaw.ca>
Date: Saturday, 2 April 2005, at 12:51 p.m.

Hi everyone..

we currently have a 20 gallon tank, livestock includes about 10 tetras, 1 molly, 1 pleco, 2 clown loaches (my fav's)...

We added some new tetra's two weeks ago, They brought the ich into the tanks, I started medicating immediately after I noticed it. Removed the carbon filter, raise the temp to 80 degree's, did my water changes, added the salt, and kept the tank covered in complete darkness for 48 hours. This cleared up ALL fish with the exception of my beloved loaches.

Now the rest of the tank is well, and my loaches are completely covered in ich again....

what do I do to help save my poor guys..?? Start the treatment all over again..??

Your advice MUCH appreciated. Thank you!


The tank has completely