Rams With Ich

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by rmurray, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. rmurrayValued MemberMember

    Alright so I bought some Rams and appistos 7 days ago and 6 days ago the gbr started showing ich. I bought a second heater and cranked em up.

    10gallon qt tank with an aqueon 10 filter and sponge filter.

    Yesterday the ebr started showing specs.

    With both heaters up 1 on max(marineland) 1 on 90(eheim) the thermometer says 85 degrees so I might turn the eheim to max.

    Maybe the sponge filter is creating to much surface bubbling cooling the tank.
    I ordered seachem garlic guard.
    Have been dosing API stresscoat with water changes. Every 3 days.
    Lfs has Kent garlic xtreme and ridich I can get these if they're compatible.

    For water changes I use aqueon water conditioner since Prime is too concentrate. Plus stability.
    Tank is cycled and probably has more biomedia than most 40gallons.
    What can I do? All this fish are still acting fine, should I continue current treatment just try to get the heat up?
  2. AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

    I'd continue what you are doing, just try to get that heat up to 86.
  3. rmurrayValued MemberMember

    Yeah I used a temp gun it's at 89 degrees. Guess those cheap thermometers aren't that accurate lol
  4. AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

  5. rmurrayValued MemberMember

    Just an update for the next guy. After 1 ram died at 89 degrees I went to the lfs. They gave me ridich as reimbursement. 2 fish started to recover within 2 days, 1 appisto died after showing no signs of change in a week. I just moved the 1 living ebr and 1 appisto to the main tank today after no signs of ich for about a month.