Is This Ich?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by penguin02, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. penguin02

    penguin02Well Known MemberMember

    Last week I noticed some white spots on my bronze cory, but they were gone the next day. This morning I noticed some spots floating around the tank. They looked almost like tiny bubbles, but they didn't really follow the current like a bubble would.

    I'm going to use the heat treatment to hopefully get rid of it once and for all. Even if it's not ICH, I'd rather be safe than sorry. I don't have the space to quarantine new fish, so the new cories I added could have brought the disease in.

    Here's my plan: (correct me if I'm wrong)
    -Increase the tank temperature every couple of hours until it's 86 degrees F
    -Frequent water changes and gravel vacuums
    -Bring the heat back down after two weeks

    Any suggestions? Will this harm any of my fish, fry, or inverts?
     
  2. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    You won't ever see Ich-spots floating around in a tank.
    Could you place a pic of the fish?
     
  3. OP
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    penguin02

    penguin02Well Known MemberMember

    Really? I thought you were supposed to kill the ich while it's free swimming...

    There's not currently any spots on the fish.
     
  4. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Yeah that's correct but in that stage the parasites are invisible.
    I wouldn't raise the temp then !
     
  5. OP
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    penguin02

    penguin02Well Known MemberMember

    Okay... Whew! Looks like I overreacted.
     
  6. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    No problem. Keep a close eye on them
     
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