How do you know an Ick-attack is over? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Siggi, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. SiggiWell Known MemberMember

    How do you know when the Ick attack is over?
    I have had 82F for two weeks and now I'm at the end of first week with 86F.
    In the beginning one glass-catfish hat a white spot; soon other fish began to have white spots on the fins and on the bodies too - some made the 'flashing'-behaviour.
    Now I have one glass-cat with a white spot (don't know if it's the same one...), and no other fish with any symptoms.
    Do I keep the high temp for another week? If the spot disappears from the glass-cat, am I good? How long after symptoms are gone should I keep temps high?

  2. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Usually 2 weeks of 30c will kill ICH.
  3. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    Agreed. Keep the temperature increased for the full two week period. Not only will this remove the ICH from the fish that you can see but it will interrupt the life cycle of the parasite. Even if all of your fish appear to be free of ICH after one week, keep the temperature increased for the full two week period.

  4. SiggiWell Known MemberMember

    Will do.