have a fish with ich, to quarantine or pointless?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by ForAnAngel, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. ForAnAngel

    ForAnAngelNew MemberMember

    Have a 20 gallon with 12 black neon tetras, a pearl gourami, and a fire gourami.

    It is clear one black neon tetra has ich, but seems to be the only one. Do I quarantine or assume everyone is going to battle it. Turning up the heat to 80 then 82, until i get to 85-86. A long with frequent water changes, should I quarantine or just begin to treat the whole tank. Thanks.

    I plan on doing this with no meds, it's a planted tank!
  2. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

  3. OP

    ForAnAngelNew MemberMember

    Yeah, read it all! Didn't mention water changes, just gravel vacuuming! Unless I missed it. Yeah, I'll keep the black neon tetra in there, he would be terrified away from his friends. First time in 8 tanks I've had a disease. The streak is broken!
  4. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    When you gravel vac you'll effectively be doing small water changes.
    Good luck, hope all your fish recover well
  5. hampalong

    hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    Waterlife treatments are good with plants.