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    29 gallon tank has ich, how to treat it

    Discussion in 'Freshwater Diseases and Health Issues' started by white specter crayfish, Dec 2, 2018.

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      I have a 29 gallon and I noticed a few fish have ich (new fish, but some of my older ones got it too), I was wondering would heating the tank to 82 degrees and then adding in 1 tsp of salt per gallon kill the ich (not removing the substrate or doing a lot of water changes and stuff, just raising the temperature and adding salt) kill the ich or do I need to do more?
       
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      I used a methylene blue treatment with raised temperature to treat it. Then water changed frequently when it was out.

      Salt and heat works too. What fish are you treating though?
       
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      red eyed tetra, dojo loach and an albino cherry barb, but all in all I have red eyed and rummynose tetras, 2 smaller plecos (green phantom and gold nugget, an albino red tailed shark, peacock gudgeons, and kuhli loaches
       
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      Would increase the temp to 86 and add salt 1 tsp per gallon three times 6 hrs apart. Gravel vacuum and water changes as normal. Add the salt back with the amount water removed with the water change. Leave like this for 2 weeks and should be gone. Atleast a week after the last spot is gone.

      Or just meds like paragaurd, Api ich cure, and kordon ich treatment.

      Don’t do both or combination of both.
       
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      I have sand for planted tanks, I can't gravel vac it, I do water changes once every 2 weeks or so
       
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      If it’s planted then dose with some meds I mentioned and should be good.
       
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      I can't get a hold of them, would just using salt and heat work?
       
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      It’ll work but salt will kill plants. Ich can be on the plants too. That’s the prob.
       
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      oh...…. ok yeah ill remove the plants
       
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      I'd try meds before messing around with your plants. Unless they haven't grown in yet. :)
       

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