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Oh no! I hope you don't have to deal with ICH again. In the years I had fish tanks I always was very lucky, only the last year I had to use medication twice and both times from newly acquired fish. Once it was flagellates. New fish didn't eat, took it in the mouth and spit it out again and by the third day it even didn't try to eat anymore. Called the LFS and they thought it was flagellates. They were right, the medication started working after a few days and the fish recovered. Luckily it was quarantined. The last time was for camallanus worms. These fish were out of quarantine already but by the time these worms are visible the infection is going on for several months already. I had to treat the entire 33 gallon and all except one platy survived. I had to euthanize one because it seemed to have an internal blockage caused by worms that died. Never ICH in my tanks... never fin rot etc. I count myself very lucky heheh.Yeah please if you can learn from my mistakes. I was really panicking in most of those...lol! I never anticipated the issues I had since I had 2yrs of built up BB and thought I did everything right cause I've done it before. Just crazy and the outbreak of ich exacerbated the situation. It was like what can go wrong did go wrong. At least I didn't lose any fish. Now to top it off I think the ich is back 1 of cats had 2 white spots on pectoral fins. I've started bumping temp up till it hits 86 to try and kill it without meds since tank is newly cycled.
Learning from and helping each other is what I really like from online communities and Fishlore has so much info about BP! I've read a lot of posts already but there are so many more I missed that you had an ICH outbreak. Hopefully you can get it eradicated with only rising the temperature. Fingers crossed for you and your babies!
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