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This is a discussion on Pleco covered in ick within the Hospital Section forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; A friend of mine just got home from the petstore and the silly girl didn't check the pleco. She was ...

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    A friend of mine just got home from the petstore and the silly girl didn't check the pleco. She was in a hurry and then put him in her tank. What's the best way to treat him fast? Poor guy is covered



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    You can try high heat and low to dim light. This type of fish are more active at night when there is no light and enjoy higher temperature which is just perfect condition to kill ich. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjjm View Post
    You can try high heat and low to dim light. This type of fish are more active at night when there is no light and enjoy higher temperature which is just perfect condition to kill ich. Good luck!
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    It looks really bad, so I'd probably use a formalin-malachite green mixture such as Kordon Rid Ich or Mardel Quick Cure. Treat the main tank. Don't quarantine since the main tank is now contaminated
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    Unfortunately it's in both tanks now. All the fish were in the same bag and she dispersed between the two tanks. Thanks for the advice guys I have passed it on to her.

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    No matter what you do as far as chemical treatment goes you need to keep the temp as close to 30c or slightly above...higher is better. This will shorten the ich cycle to 14 days ish... there is only 1 stage of 3 that you can kill ich at and this is the free swimming stage...unfortunately the fish keep releasing these free swimmers constantly....so need to treat constantly also. if you are <30c your ich cycle could be 30-60 days...If the tank is a big one i'd suggest moving all fish to a smaller quarantine tank and treat them there....without fish in it the ich will naturally die off in the main tank anyway while you are treating in smaller tank...good luck!
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    That's true. If she quarantines, make sure the fish are kept in the quarantine tank for at least 2 weeks so that the ich can die off in the main tank. And turn the heat up in the main tank.
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    Thank you! You guys rock! Unfortunately the pleco died and so did a little cory. The poor things were emaciated but she's new and thought they were babies. So she's dealing with the other issues as well. The store told her not to feed very much and only every second day because of the heat being turned up. Is this correct?

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    not sure about that...turning the heat up speeds up the metabolism of everything...including the fish... and logically if they are running faster they would need more food to support the increase in metabolism. Sorry not a great answer ...anyone else have any thoughts on this?
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    Currently keeping the following:

    Api. agassizi Tefe II, Red & WC yellow
    Ap. bitaeniata shishita
    Ap. cacatuoides triple red
    Ap. hongsloi & CF2
    Ap. irinidae
    Ap. macmasteri (trade viejita)
    Ap. ortegai (papagai)
    Ap. panduro
    Ap. viejita (real ones) WC
    Ap. sp. "Schwarzkehl/Black-throat" (wc)
    Ap. sp. Putumayo River tribe (wc)
    Ap. sp. Steel Blue hybrids

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    Oh yeah make sure and take the dead fish back to the LFS and give them heck for selling sick fish
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    Currently keeping the following:

    Api. agassizi Tefe II, Red & WC yellow
    Ap. bitaeniata shishita
    Ap. cacatuoides triple red
    Ap. hongsloi & CF2
    Ap. irinidae
    Ap. macmasteri (trade viejita)
    Ap. ortegai (papagai)
    Ap. panduro
    Ap. viejita (real ones) WC
    Ap. sp. "Schwarzkehl/Black-throat" (wc)
    Ap. sp. Putumayo River tribe (wc)
    Ap. sp. Steel Blue hybrids

 

 
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