I Think My Tank Has Ick

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  1. FishFor2018

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    Hello,
    i'm pretty familer with ick but need help. the tank has a lot of tiny white dots floating around and my betta has some tiny white spots on him. if this is ick, i treat the whole tank with API fungus cure....right? or is it aquarium salt?
    Background info:
    • 10 Gallon tank
    • 1 Male betta
    • 2 Corydoras
    • 10 gallon filter with add on's
    • planted tank
    • substrate is sand
     
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    Also forgot to add that I leave for vacation TODAY for a week. I have a pet sitter that might be able to dose medicine. :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
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    Jeez girl you can’t catch a break ;)
    Pictures and parameters would certainly help.
     
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    yeah i know lol
    give me a second to test and get picture and by that i mean 10 minutes :)
     
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    Hello,

    I'm actually in the same boat as you... Leaving for holiday in a week and dealing with an ich outbreak!

    I added some API aquarium salt, increased the temperature to 30f (be sure your fish can handle this temperature!) and dosed with some Seachem paraguard. It seems to have done the trick.

    Not sure about dosing with API fungus cure as Ich is not in a fungus. If you use medication, try to get some ich specific ones though a heat and salt treatment should be enough.

    That said you mentioned some tiny white dots in the tank. Could these be air bubbles and not ich?

    If you have a picture of your betta that would be helpful.

    Hope this helps,

    F
     
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    7.7 pH
    0ppm nitrite
    .50ppm ammonia (going to do water change now)
    10ppm nitrate

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    Not sure if you can see the white stuff floating and around the tank
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    Okay! sadly (the worst part) i cannot raise the temp anymore, it's at 77 and that's the corydoras max. posted water parameters and pictures :)
     
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    Huh. I’ll see if I can tag a few people on this.
     
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    I used play sand in the tank, so since he has been at the bottom could it be sand?
     
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    And then the floating stuff in the tank sand also since the corydoras dig every once in a while?
     
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    @Fanatic @Discus-Tang @Gypsy13

    What kind of cories?
    What color are the spots?
     
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    the cory's are bronze and the spots are all white
     
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    They bronze can handle the heat, their max is a little higher than 80. I’d turn up the heat to 82-84.

    You also have a stocking issue, if you don’t mind me mentioning :)
     
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    interesting okay i will. i know my stock issue, they need a 20 long and at least 6. every time i try to get started on that something pops up so i think i will have to wait until October :( bc as soon as i get back from this vaca im leaving again for a month or two
     
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    so i have an extra 50 watt heater that i can use but its not adjustable and only keeps the tank at 77. but in my only betta tank i have an adjustable 100 watt heater that can go up to 96 so should i take the 50 watt heater (extra one) and put it in the only betta tank an then put the 100 watt in the ick tank until it goes away?
     
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    I would. But let the others answer ;)
     
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    so will this salt work
     
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    Okay :)
     
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    @Gypsy13
    Can i do a %50 water change with distilled water crank up the heat to 81 and add aquarium salt? if i do this will it be gone by Tuesday?
     
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    I'm not sure if I would use salt with corys since they are very sensitive to it
     
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