It's a 55g with 5 platies, 3 nerites, and 3 cherry barbs. I was planning to get more cherry barbs but then ich happened! I'm really confused on how to treat this. It seems like every website I go to has a different way. I have a few questions- 1. I like the heat way the best. But won't the ich just reproduce faster and continue taking over the tank if not used with other medications? Or does ich die at a specific temperature? If so, what is it? And will my stocking survive that temperature? 2. Does the heat method have to be used with salt/meds? If so, what meds are the best? 3. While treating, how often do I have to do gravel vacuums/water changes? Will water changes just stress out the fish more? 4. What is your method for treating ich? I've already read the stickied ich thing, but I just want to clear up a few things. Thanks in advice!