Should I Worry? Is It Ick?

Donkiefish

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10 gallon tank. Fully cycled.
Ph 7.5
0 ammonia
0 nitrites
5-10 ppm nitrates
Got 2 German blue rams. Only fish in tank. Fish has a something on it's tail fin. Possibly ick?
Got fish Yesterday. Did a long acclimation. Over an hour. Kept lights off. The fish im worried about looks good. Is swimming more than the other. Hope the pic is good enough.
 

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76F
Thank you for the reply.
I was going to do around 25% change today. Should I do that daily for a while?
 
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I have one of those that doesn't adjust. They're going in a 75 gal with a heater That can be adjusted. Heater won't fit in this tank.
Will they be okay for a few weeks at 76F until that tank cycles?
Just got the filter delivered today for that.
Planning a fishless cycle with plplants def put some media from this tank in there.
Again, thank you for helping.
 

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Any chance you can move them to the new tank right away along with your current filter? This way you'll have a cycled filter running while the newer filter catches up.
 
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That's a great idea, biev. Idk why I didn't think of that. Will that work from a 10 gallon all the way up to a 75? I just don't want to do more harm than good.
 

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If the media in the 10 gal is fully cycled for their bioload and you're not adding anything else to the 75 gal right away, that should be fine.
 
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Thank you both for the help! Hopefully get water in the 75 tomorrow.
 
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Just lost 1. Wasn't even the one I thought was sick. Tested ammonia and nitrites both 0. Could the 76 degrees have killed it? It's steady temp. Been keeping a close eye on it today.
 

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No 76 don’t kill. I thought the white thing was because of fin nipping. Fighting. May be that’s why lost the fish too?
 

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These guys are very sensitive. He could have been sick from the store or just too stressed from the move.
 
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Other ended up passing in the morning. probably the move. Was fresh stock at the store. I thought they were gonna do good. They have 14 day return.

They had 2 more. Fresh stock Wednesday. Should I try to get those if they still have? See if they'll hold them, to destress a bit? Im not sure what's best. I got the 75 all planted. In the process of filling it.
 

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I'd wait a few days after they've arrived at the store before bringing them home (a week would be even better).
 

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When I get rams I like to wait a week or so to let the weaker ones die off, but look them over real good first. I'm down to two rams now, once these go I think I'm done with GBR. Good luck it sounds like your on the right track.
 
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