Ich Treatment Length

ssbon18

I got 2 parrot fish and 6 german blue rams all new. They developed ich a few days after receiving them. I had my rubberlip pleco in my tank.

The tank is 65 gallon and was completely cycled before putting the fish in.

To treat the ich ( I discovered 3-5 amall salt like grains on my parrot fish and rams) I put the temperature to 86 and started seachem paraguard. I'm on day 8 of treatment and I finally stopped seeing white dots on the fish around day 6. The temp stays between 85-86 degrees since the weather has been a little colder. I did 1 water change 3 days ago since starting treatment and did a gravel vacuum.

My question is how long do I continue treatment for? I previously had the temp at 82 before starting treatment.

The fish have always acted fine and eating normally.
 

SaltyPhone

I’d recommend one more treatment with the Paraguard a good gravel vac/water change and drop the temp back down to where you want it. Paying super close attention for the next week after treatment is completed.
 

ssbon18

So 1 more day? I treat with paraguard daily.
 

SaltyPhone

Yea one more treatment per directions then water change with a good gravel vac. Then keep a close eye the next week to make sure it doesn’t reappear.
 

ssbon18

Ok did another day of paraguard, I will now discontinue did a total of 10 days along with 85-86 water temperature. Will do a water change and slowly bring the temperature down. Thanks for the help!
 

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