What should I do

Discussion in 'Brackish Tanks Forum' started by PuffPuff, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. PuffPuff

    PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    I assume my puffer has ick. He was in freshwater when I purchased him and I acclimated him into a brackish. What should I do to cure him
     
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  2. smee82

    smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    If he is in a brackish tank now i would only raise the temp to the highest for that species and do regular water changes
     
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    PuffPuff

    PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    well last night i did some reasearch and there is a massive amount of info and products. but i did stumble upon heat + salt. so i just turned up the heat as you stated. i hope if goes away. i feed it bloodworms, should i soak them in anything?
    thanks smee82
     
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  5. junebug

    junebugFishlore LegendMember

    For the future, it would be better if you uploaded photos to fishlore rather than posting on an external site. I usually won't even click external links except to youtube, but I clicked on yours. The photos on postimage are so small even blown up that I can't even see if your fish has white spots on his body.

    ICH looks like salt sprinkles on the scales. If his issue doesn't look like that, he has some other ailment, and we'd need clear, much larger photos in order to help ID it.
     
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    PuffPuff

    PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    It looks like ich. I will try to upload them from my computer within the hour. Right now the heat is up at 80 degrees.

    hope this shows it. @junebug
     
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  7. junebug

    junebugFishlore LegendMember

    I would try to get it at least at 82. 85 is preferable if the fish can tolerate it.
     
  8. Sarcasm Included

    Sarcasm IncludedWell Known MemberMember

    Move your salinity up to 1.010.
    ICH can be found in saltwater and freshwater, but they are 2 different species. Freshwater ICH dies off above 1.008, saltwater ICH dies below this. Most diseases can be dealt with in a brackish tank by moving up and down the salinity.
     
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    PuffPuff

    PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    i will add more salt and turn up the heat to 82 degrees tonight then