Ich In Quarantine Tank Question

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by WRXTerror, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. WRXTerror

    WRXTerror New Member Member

    I have Ich in my quarantine tank. I have 3 swordtails and an Amano Shrimp in the tank. I have been doing heat treatment for 2 weeks at 87 degrees and the ich keeps coming back. I guess I need to medicate or salt. I have never had inverts and know my meds are not safe for them. Can I just move them to my community tank since they aren't supposed to be carriers? Should I add salt? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. andychrissytank

    andychrissytank Valued Member Member

    what other inverts do you have?
    Amano shrimps are thankfully Ichthyophthirius multifiliis intolerant :]
    14 days at 87 should have done the trick though, just how many fish have the ich?
     
  3. D

    Discusluv Well Known Member Member

    Here are some safe medications for amano shrimps. Definitely would not have amano shrimps in a quarantine tank due to their limited ability to withstand medications.

    Shrimp Safe Medicines / Treatments

    Paraguard - Generally considered safe when following directions. If used for more than 5~7 days may cause deformities the next time the shrimp molts.
    Used for: Killing hydra, ich (in a shrimp + fish tank) and treating bacterial infections. Often used to treat new shrimp when adding to a tank.
    Where to buy: LFS

    Melafix - Generally considered safe when following directions.
    Used for: Bacterial infections. Often used to treat new shrimp when adding to a tank.
    Where to buy: LFS

    Praziquantel (Prazi Pro/ Sera Tremazol) - Generally considered safe when following directions.
    Used for: Killing parasitic worms/leeches
    Where to buy: LFS

    Flubendazole - Generally considered safe when following directions.
    Used for: Killing hydra and planaria
    Where to buy:   (Can purchase pure Flubendazole in powder)

    Fenbendazole - Generally considered safe. Not made for aquarium use, google for dosage recommendations.
    Used for: Killing hydra and planaria
    Where to buy: Purchase as Safeguard dog dewormer at most pet stores; you will need to grind up to dose. Premixed fluid suspensions can be purchased for use in goats/horses from vet or feed stores.

    Dried Indian Almond Leaves (Catappa & ketapang) - Generally considered safe. Will discolor water and may lower PH
    Used for: Believed to help fight bacterial infections in shrimp
    Where to buy: Online, SCAPE meetings, some pet stores who sell shrimp

    Dried Guava Leaves - Generally considered safe. Will not discolor water or alter PH
    Used for: Believe to help fight bacterial infections in shrimp
    Where to buy: Online, neighbors yard

    Erythromycin (Maracyn) - Generally considered safe when following directions.
    Used for: Fight blue-green algae (BGA) outbreaks, bacterial infections
    Where to buy: LFS
     
  4. OP
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    WRXTerror

    WRXTerror New Member Member

    Wow thanks for all the details on the Meds! I have both Paraguard and PraziPro but both said not to use with Inverts. I will give the paraguard a shot. I only have the one amano shrimp in the tank, I bought two but one died in a few days. I bummed the temp up to 88 hoping that maybe i just had the heat resistant ich, but no change. Adding paraguard and keeping temps up. Thanks again for all the detail!
     
  5. OP
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    WRXTerror

    WRXTerror New Member Member

    Also from now on I'll skip the quarantine on Shrimp since they are not carriers of fish disease.
     
  6. OP
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    WRXTerror

    WRXTerror New Member Member

    2 of the 3 have the ich. One of the swordtails hasn't had a single spot or any flashing.
     




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