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Ick killed almost my entire tank population a few months back, so I am worried and I am trying to heal them as soon as I can.I meant the 2 threads you've started about it, not other people's threads. You can't hijack your own.
I know you are worried and stressed about your fish, and want them to be better.
Well, in the thread:" How will my fish react?" My main question was not answered by the users who replied to it, so I am not dosing yet.
+1I'm not even sure what the question is anymore, since it sounds like to me you've answered your own question -- you basically have NO other options but to medicate and deal with whatever minicycle happens after that. Even if you're worried about your smaller fish (as per https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/freshwater-fish-disease/69460-how-my-fish-react.html), I don't see how you're going to get around dosing the tank somehow. You can't treat some and not the others and expect to get rid of ich in your tank.
How is your tank recovering if you haven't treated for ich in the slightest? If you want to treat your barb separately but can't use a tank you have in storage, you could try a different container, but I don't know why logically your mom would let that pass just so she doesn't have to set up the tank. And again, at this point your whole tank is at issue, not just the one fish with visible spores. Even if you got the barb to *full health* while in a hospital tank, introducing him back to your untreated community tank is just going to undo all that.
Also, it seems wholly unnecessary to euthanize a fish over ich. This whole issue is mindboggling. It sounds like you need to talk to your family calmly so that they understand what the issue is. This can all be fixed for the price of a heater and a 2 dollar thermometer. If that's not doable, then you've already laid out your options.
Edit: okay, you're going to medicate. Good then, hopefully your fish will survive. Just keep an eye out on your parameters, because medication is liable to throw you into a minicycle that you'll be having to deal with in the coming weeks.