What Temperature To Treat Kribensis With Ich? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by orlando12345, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. orlando12345 New Member Member

    I bought a pair of kribensis and when i took them home i realised the male had 2 spots of ich. I have separated the male into a small 30 litre tank clear bottom tank and have added some ich medicine that contains malachite green. I have raised temperature to 30 degrees celsius.

    How high can I raise the temperature?

    I have read that ich is best treated at around 30 degrees but kribs might not be able to deal with temperatures that high for a long period.

  2. skar Well Known Member Member

    Personally I don't have experience with kribs.

    However I have experience with the ich.
    I'm not sure you should treat it with meds and heat.
    Either one of these can cause stress to the fish and cause death just by the stress alone.

    Both of your fish probably are infected with ich if they came together.
    Good luck
  3. DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    If you got them in the same bag seperation of only the male is useless.

    If it definitely is Ich treat them together.
  4. orlando12345 New Member Member

    Ah okay I will treat them together thank you. How would you recommend treating the ich?
  5. skar Well Known Member Member

    Since you already dosed the malachite green
    I would stick with that and see how they respond.

    I have a tropical community so when I had ich I used heat and garlic juice.
    I had good results but ... you can still use garlic juice for your fish. It supposedly reduces stress for the fish.
  6. Coptapia Well Known Member Member

    If you’re using an ich treatment you don’t need to alter the temperature, and the best temperature (least stress) is the temperature they’re used to.