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    Don’t think this was there before

    Hello all. Today i noticed a discolored patch on my mystery wrasse. Is it an injury, or a sign of some disease? I’ve circled the patch, and took a picture of his other side to compare. Maybe I’m mistaken, but I don’t think I saw it like that before.
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    Ich healed, but new illness?

    One thing I’ve noticed with neons and cardinals though, is that for the first few weeks, they’re most fragile. The losses I’ve had with them seem to be within that time period.
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    Ich healed, but new illness?

    From what I’ve read, it’s safest to stay the full 14 days, though there are some people who have been successful doing 10 days. I did 14 days though, so I can only speak on that. I do hope you don’t have any more losses though. I’m not sure why your tetras are fighting with each other though. I...
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    Ich healed, but new illness?

    In effect, when you did the water change, if the water was not the same temp, then the rapid temp changes cause stress to the fish, and allow the ich to get a foothold. If you use the heat method, it’s got to be consistent. I’m sorry to hear of the loss though. :(
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    Ich healed, but new illness?

    I’m not familiar with Dajana multicure, so I can’t really say. The thing with the heat method though, is that the temp has to be consistently at 30c/86f. When you do the water changes, if the water change temp is not exactly the same as the display tank temp, then the temperature drops and the...
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    Ich healed, but new illness?

    So happy to hear! Hoping it works out for you like it has for me. The extra WCs shouldn’t be necessary, cause you want the temp to stay steady, and the parasites should die off fairly quickly. Keep the updates coming though
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    Ich healed, but new illness?

    When I used the heat treatment, it was in my DT. The first day or two or raising the temp, there were a few more spots, and then none. This is because the heat accelerates the life cycle of the ich, so don't get concerned if it looks like the ich is getting worse at first. Ich cannot reproduce...
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    Ich healed, but new illness?

    I had 2 panda cories, and 6 cardinals that tolerated the 30C very well. Just slow and steady(over a day or two) and slow and steady decrease(couple of days). You only need it to stay at that temp for 2 weeks. I've used that method 2 or 3 times in the last couple of years, and I've never lost a...
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    Have you ever personally done something very foolish that killed your fish?

    Once, when I went on vacation, I set up an auto feeder. To do that, I had to leave the lid slightly open. Unfortunately, I had some hatchetfish who were looking for an opportunity to fly away. When I got back, two of the four were fish jerky :(
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    Have you ever personally done something very foolish that killed your fish?

    Thanks everyone who responded. Sometimes I just need that reminder that we all make those mistakes. Just gotta learn from it
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    Have you ever personally done something very foolish that killed your fish?

    I’ve had to make that choice in the past too. if I knew them what I know now
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    Have you ever personally done something very foolish that killed your fish?

    So, I did something very foolish and my poor puffer had to pay for it. I was performing a tank transfer(no discussion about TTM, please) with my Valentini puffer and a few other fish. I bought a second Penguin 200 as a filter, but it was missing a piece on the intake, so I couldn't attach the...
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    Maybe Ich, maybe not. What should I do?

    Thank you for the input. I did exactly that. Started the TTM yesterday. Everyone is eating today, but it’s going to be a long ride.
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