Ich In Quarantine Tank Question

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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!
 

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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?
 

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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: Levamisole, Flubendazole & other chemicals for the aquarium (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
 
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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!
 
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Also from now on I'll skip the quarantine on Shrimp since they are not carriers of fish disease.
 
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2 of the 3 have the ich. One of the swordtails hasn't had a single spot or any flashing.
 

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