Help Needed, ICH outbreak

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Help Needed, ICH outbreak

Unread postby VishaalDalal » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:28 am

both my tanks have got fish with ICH,
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Tank 1 Ottos, Oryzias Woworae, Badis, YoYo Loach,
Tank 2 Ottos, aphyosemion australe, Neons, Shrimps(RCS) and Assassin snails.


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Re: Help Needed, ICH outbreak

Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:41 am

1. Increase the temperature upto 30 degree celcius.
2. Change water frequently.
3. Use Methylene blue in tank. If it is lab grade, dose one drop/per gallon otherwise as prescribed over the bottle.
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Re: Help Needed, ICH outbreak

Unread postby apuda2010 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:24 am

Vishal,

Whats common between the tanks - Ottos. Thats where the Ich has come from. Try and isolate the Ottos so that further spread is contained.

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Re: Help Needed, ICH outbreak

Unread postby Naufil » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:59 pm

Thats a good collection fish and it will be heartrending if they succumb to the disease.
Once my tank was also infected by ich because I had added some store bought fish without quarantine.
I moved all the fish into an empty tank because I didn't want my plants to suffer and used the temp. raise method and added methylene blue to the add.
I kept them in that tank with increased temp and medicine for a week. Only after I was sure that there was not even a single parasite attached to the fish I moved them back to the planted tank. I was presuming that all the free swimming ich would have died by now because they would find no host.
After 10-12 days there was again an ich outbreak and this time none of the fish survived.
My Conclusion: Ich can be hard to kill even with temp. increase method. It can return anytime and without warning.

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Re: Help Needed, ICH outbreak

Unread postby VishaalDalal » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:43 pm

Yes Naufil but the treatment has to continue for atleast 10 days after the signs of the disease have gone, there may be some tomonts alive the lifecycle is 4-7 days, so the extended period is important for killing all the parasites, but as with all things i can just cross my fingers and hope.

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Re: Help Needed, ICH outbreak

Unread postby Naufil » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:42 pm

I wish the best for you and your fish and hope they don't meet the same fate as mine. BOL :thumup

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Re: Help Needed, ICH outbreak

Unread postby vikramdutta11 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:32 pm

brother remove all the fish in the hospital tank, increase the temp up to 30 degree, provide heavy aeration, change water daily up to 30%, after the itch is gone continue the temp and add rock salt and treat for atleast 10 days.

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Re: Help Needed, ICH outbreak

Unread postby geeth » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:33 pm

Increase the temperature, add methylene blue and aquarium salt.
You need to treat your affected tank as well, If u are removing the fish to hospital tank. Else you don't have to worry heat will kill them all(if its planted tank,lots of water changes and methylene blue).

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Re: RE: Re: Help Needed, ICH outbreak

Unread postby rajiv.mcks » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:13 pm

SCORPIO wrote:1. Increase the temperature upto 30 degree celcius.
2. Change water frequently.
3. Use Methylene blue in tank. If it is lab grade, dose one drop/per gallon otherwise as prescribed over the bottle.

Rajiv ji is methyene blue safe for a tank with shrimp & snails ?

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Re: RE: Re: Help Needed, ICH outbreak

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:43 pm

rajiv.mcks wrote:
SCORPIO wrote:1. Increase the temperature upto 30 degree celcius.
2. Change water frequently.
3. Use Methylene blue in tank. If it is lab grade, dose one drop/per gallon otherwise as prescribed over the bottle.

Rajiv ji is methyene blue safe for a tank with shrimp & snails ?

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Use with shrimps in low cencentration. Although Tab. Rez Q is safe.
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