Sick Sailfin Molly

joe

Active Member
Member
Messages
203
Reaction score
0
Hey, I have a Sick Sailfin molly. I seperated from my community tank to my 10 gal. so I could treat him. he has ick. and I treated him. He doesn't act any different , he just has spots. I don't know what to do I have treated him twice with ick clear by jungle. He has only lost a few dots. Any medication ideas would help. thanks

Joe
 

chickadee

Fishlore VIP
Member
Messages
6,627
Reaction score
22
Location
Nebraska
Experience
5 to 10 years
you might try to raise the temperature of your tank temporarily to about 85 degrees. It will make the parasite go to free swimming phase and make it easier to kill.

Ich is a cold temperature disease.

Hope your fish does well.

Rose
 

Butterfly

Fishlore Legend
Member
Messages
22,850
Reaction score
125
Location
Arkansas
Experience
More than 10 years
Very good advice Chickadee!!
The few times I've had ich I just raised the temperature. But you have to leave it up at least 14 days. Then lower the temp gradually and the fish needs to be free of spots for an additional week before adding it back to the original tank. Hope that helps
Carol
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
OP
J

joe

Active Member
Member
Messages
203
Reaction score
0
thanks guys. that was some good advice.

Joe
 

New Threads

Similar Threads

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media

Online statistics

Members online
117
Guests online
2,174
Total visitors
2,291

Aquarium Photo Contests

Aquarium Calculator

Top Bottom