Ick

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by SwordtailDude, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. SwordtailDudeValued MemberMember

    :( im pretty sure my balloon molly has ick. Ive been using something called quICK cure and it doesent seem to be working. What should i do?!
     
  2. LyndaB

    LyndaBFishlore LegendMember

    Raise the temp slowly to 86 F

    Add an airstone to increase oxygenation

    Do gravel vacs every 2-3 days to remove ich spore from substrate

    Continue this program for minimum of 2 weeks

    Ich is a tank disease, not an individual fish disease so don't isolate the fish and treat it, you must treat the entire tank, if you have more fish.
     
  3. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    Ich looks like the fish has been sprinkled with salt. If you post a picture we can help diagnose.

    If you follow the link in my signature about curing ich naturally, it should answer your questions.
     
  4. OP
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    SwordtailDudeValued MemberMember

    It looks just like that but mostly on one of her fins and some on her sides. I cant figure out how to post a pic off my ipod.
    P.s. She stays by the heater allot now that she has ich now for some reason.
     
  5. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    I would begin raising the heat and follow the steps to treat ich. It is not uncommon to start with only the fins being affected. Odds are in another week, her body will be covered.
     




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