So I brought home some nice Black Neons from the LFS on the weekend. Put them into my tank and all was well. The next day I went back to the LFS and noticed that some of the remaining Neons appeared to have Ick.
When I returned home to examine my fish, sure e nought some white spots were present on a few fins etc. I continued to monitor and sure enough more white "cysts" or "granules" started to appear, so I resigned myself to the fact that I now had Ick in my tank.
I increased the temp to 82 degrees and began researching some remedies. I have treated Ick in the past with heat & salt but could not find the "recipe" I used in the past...
So last night I added Jungle Ick Guard II to my tank. Today, a little more than 14 hours later the spots appear to be clearing up. In fact where many of the granules were, there are now simply marks that are slightly discoloured.
So, while I am happy that the treatment appears to be working as advertised, I'm a bit disappointed in the lack of instruction. The bottle says "add 5ml to 10 US gallons. (Done). Increase airflow (done) and remove carbon from filter (don't use carbon). If Ick persists, treat every 24 hours until it clears".
- It does not indicate if a water change between treatments is required/recommended.
- From what I have read on Ick, there are phases in its life cycle where it may not "appear" to be present. How do I know if the Ick is gone, or merely at a different phase in its cycle?
Have any of you used this product? Did it work for you? We're subsequent doses needed? Did you change water between treatments? If so what %?
Thank you in advance.