I've turned my temp up to 86 for ICH and my BN Pleco was fine, just a single case but I wanted to mention it. As long as it Is not sustained a period of time in a higher temperature should be ok.Herkimur said:What kind of Pleco?
I know Bristlenose can't go higher than 78 I've read on Fishlore Profiles.
Heat could stress everything even more and you get secondary infections.
Bacteria loves heat, you could end up breeding the wrong kind.
ICH-X by Aquarium Solutions (Hikari) comes highly recommended by Aquarium Co-Op and he says it's loach, pleco and plant safe.
Medicate just before bedtime and keep the room dark in case it's Oodinium.
Then it wasn't columnaris. Heat doesn't treat that. Quite different symptoms btw.Kiks said:I had some sunset platys who started nibbling at each other, which caused them to get either ich or columnaris. I never figured out which, but since I had no medications at hand I decided to try the heat method. I raised the temperature to about 86 F and a week later it was all gone.
As far as I know (and I might be wrong) columnaris looks more cotton-ish and fluffy and ich is more like grains of salt. The stuff my fish had was white and fluffy.DoubleDutch said:Then it wasn't columnaris. Heath doesn't treat that. Quite different symptoms btw.
Is this fish allready hanging at the surface. Raising the temp means less oxygen in the water !!!! So be careful.