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  1. Beginner Freshwater
    So, all but one of my fish caught ick and have died rapidly. We could not treat it fast it enough, though, because we have fry in the tank. The fry are starting to die now, though, but I know that you can't use ick treatment on the babies. Someone help me. I have a new, smaller tank that someone...
  2. General Freshwater
    I have a 20 gal tank with 2 corydoras; 1 pleco; 4 neon tetras; 4 platies. I have religiously cleaned and changed 25%-35% water weekly. The water tests usually are very good except I have hard water and the pH is about 7.6-7.8. The aquarium is planted has been well established for 3 months. I...
  3. Diseases
    So I have a spotted green puffer with ich and I used the same pump to get water out of his tank as I used for all of my others. Now I found what I think is ich on one of my angelfish. Can ich be transferred through water changes using the same pump (that is still wet) and should I treat all of...
  4. Beginner Freshwater
    I have a female betta in a community tank. I noticed white spots on the body and she would rub against the decorations and/or plants and isolate herself. Is this a sign of ich/ick? I placed her in her own tank for now. What should I do from here? Thanks Flip
  5. General Freshwater
    I have 5 tiger barbs with semi aggressive fish and only the tiger barbs have white bulgy spots and the fin damage I've used meds for ich and no progress the spots and fin damage have only gotten worse what do I do. (The fish are to fast so why post a blurry pic anyway.
  6. Introductions
    Hey there im new to the aquarium hobby,,I have a 55 gal freshwater planted tank,with a school of neon tetras (11) a school of glo fish danios (6) and dalmation mollies (6) and some kind of algae eater. I was hoping to get advice for the neons they look like they have the Ich. I started raising...
  7. Diseases
    I started my original posting under the Goldfish section before I realized there was a Diseases section, so here goes: I suspected ich in my goldfish tank (55g) three days ago and started them on Kordon's Rid Ich+ about two days ago (first treatment was Wednesday, 6/1). They've gone through two...
  8. Goldfish, Koi, and Ponds
    I noticed today that my comet goldfish was sitting on the bottom of the tank, in the back corner, not really moving. His fins are clamped, and when he swims around, he seems lethargic and the fins are pressed tightly against his body. Checked my parameters and they all seem fine. Temperature is...
  9. Diseases
    So i got two golden gouramis a week or so ago that live in my 29 gallon along with five tiger barbs and they seemed to be fine but yesterday and today one of my gouramis seems to be less active and has a darkish substance growing around the top of his mouth and further back stopping a lil past...
  10. Livebearers
    I just purchased my creamsicle molly two days ago, and ever since I got it, it looks like it's head has been dusted with pollen. There are symptoms of ich on the tailfin, and two of the other fish I purchased at the same time are showing ich symptoms as well, my plecostamus and my red platy. The...
  11. Goldfish, Koi, and Ponds
    I'm really at the end of my rope with this disease. Ever since I got my 36 gallon tank in January 2008, I've had 6 different groups of fish that I've introduced to the tank, all because ich has killed each of the previous schools. Every time I get new fish, a few months go by and then I have an...
  12. Cichlids
    Hello to all, I am wondering if anyone can provide some insight on mixing chemicals and medicine. I ask because I believe my roommates green terror cichlid has the ich or Saprolegnia Fungus (See pic below) and I do not want to over-treat the tank. The green terror is in a 40 gallon hex tank...
  13. General Saltwater
    my uncle bought me a powder blue tang as a present and he is scratching himself against the live rock. i think its ich. i have a 75 gallon comunitty reef tank with 2 clown fish,3 pajama cardinals,1 lawnmower blenny,1blue green reef chroim,1 diamond watchman goby,1 saddleback wrasse,1 anemone,and...
  14. Beginner Freshwater
    I noticed some ich on my favorite comet goldfish last night and began treatment (100% organic for my invertebrates) immediately. The thing is I also noticed a serious ammonia spike of 7.0 (I think I've been overfeeding) so I did a 60% water change, siphoning the gravel and the ammonia was still...
  15. Goldfish, Koi, and Ponds
    I feel so bad for him I've had him quite awhile. The lady at petsmart told me use both melafix and pimafix, I have read countless people say it will not work. Anyways I heard copper safe and quick cure are great for treating ich? right? but what medicine is safe to mix with the Ich medicine to...
  16. General Freshwater
    Okay, so I have an aquarium that I was planning on keeping at a constant 77 degrees. Problem, I had an issue with Ich and I raised the temperature to 86-87 degrees. It has been there about 6 days. I have not seen any Ich on the fish for about 4 days. It had been on 2 tetras. How much longer...
  17. Diseases
    What is the best way to treat/medicate a planted tank... as well as a tank containing sensative fish? Betta with ichOk so my boyfriends betta developed a few white spots the other day so we bought a medication to treat it which I think contained methylene blue, malachite green and something...
  18. General Saltwater
    what is the easiest way (other than buying rid ich or kick ich) to get rid of ich that is on my tangs? i have heard that it is recommended to keep your tank temp. at 80 degrees F and have your Specific Gravity at 1.06 until it disappears. is this correct? or is their an alternative that works...
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