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Platy with Ick!!

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tracywilson

Thursday, August 23, 2001 - 07:58 pm
I have a platy with Ick and she doesn't seem to be getting any better with treatment. I am treating her with Maracide and tomorrow will be the last day. Any suggestions? Also my two other platys or other fish for that matter look fine. I thought that Ick was contagious!?
Thanks for all the input

  

jeff

Thursday, August 23, 2001 - 11:19 pm
tracy..after your final treatment..change it to rid-ich+ and continue again..be sure the carbon is out of your filter too?...and above all be sure you know what you are treating for..OK

  

tracywilson

Friday, August 24, 2001 - 08:02 pm
Jeff- I have otto cats and corrys and a african dwarf frog in my tank so I don't know if I can use the rid-ich+. Today after the last dose I was watching my platy and she looks much better. No spots on her at all. What a change in 24 hours

  

jeff

Friday, August 24, 2001 - 08:25 pm
oh,ok..tracy..but rid-ich+ is fine for those fish..now anyway.. since the spots are gone..continue your present treatment for 3 days,then stop and all should be well.

  

tracywilson

Saturday, August 25, 2001 - 12:16 am
Thanks a lot Jeff!!

  

Barb

Saturday, August 25, 2001 - 09:49 pm
Hey Jeff and Tracy!

Move the frog out when using the RidIch+... the malachite green in the RidIch+ may kill the ADF... they are super sensitive to it. You can keep the frog in a 1-2 gal container for the duration of treatment and move him back to the main tank the next day after having performed your final 40% water change (at the end of treatment) and adding the carbon back in.

Barb

  

jeff

Sunday, August 26, 2001 - 01:16 am
thanks barb forgot about the frog in there..I did say fish(not frog) didn't I..but as I recall now she not going to use the rid-ich+..

  

Barb

Sunday, August 26, 2001 - 02:37 am
Jeff...

I'm always looking out for the wee green ones!

Barb

  

tracywilson

Monday, August 27, 2001 - 01:12 am
Thanks Barb....That is always good to remember for future reference.

Jeff...Two of my platys died. Besides the ick it looked like they got tail and fin rot. The one lost it whole dorsal fin and just died on me the other one I flushed because she got the ick back and I didn't want to worry about the other fish getting sick. She was the one that I wrote to you about. One day her spots were gone and the next day they were back. I didn't know what else to do. Maybe those two had something else because my other platy looks great and the neons and glolights all are fine. So you tell lme could they have had something else or just combo of things?

  

jeff

Monday, August 27, 2001 - 02:55 pm
ah sorry tracy..that sucks..I did not know you also had that problem..we try to treat ich three days after the spots disappear in order to kill of any remaining in your tank..now are you saying also the spots came back after the 3 days?..also because your fish had the fin and tail rot going on in there which I am sorry I did not know this..It would have been good to follow up with maracyn 2 or kanacyn to clean up any bacterial infections..combos of things do happen....now if you are saying you just removed a fish with ich than it's still in your tank...if it shows take the frog out and treat with the rid-ick+...if the other platy is Ok..keep an eye on it...as you may have to treat those one too in a seperate tank for any bacterial infection that may show...again very sorry

  

tracywilson

Monday, August 27, 2001 - 09:08 pm
Jeff... I did treat with maracyn 2 as well as the maracide. I started doing this as soon as I seen some of the tail fin gone. I guess that they were just too far gone. I don't know. If a week goes by and no signs, can I get more fish? Like I said before everyone else in the tank looks good. So I think that the disease attacked those two and by me treating it prevented the rest from getting it. Also I did a water change and took everything out(plants and ornaments) and cleaned.
sorry to be so long winded I just wanted to let you know all this info.
Again thanks for all input!!

  

jeff

Tuesday, August 28, 2001 - 12:04 am
well tracy seems like you did the right things and it didn't work..maracyn 2 is a good gram neg fighting antibiotic.. perhaps the fish where just not able to fight things off sometimes for worse infections kanacyn is a better choice over M2..I am sure you did also remove the carbon from your filter?..as far as the fish in your tank..they do tend to have a bit of immunity built up after the disease but still can act a carriers..hence the new fish right now would be a bad idea..the stressed fish from the move into your tank could set off a whole new ich cycle...now your present fish might show signs of refestation if they are stressed out again..probably within 70hrs..you did your big water change after so now that's good and be sure to have those good water conditions...wait a good week before getting new fish and quarantine the new ones for a week before introducing them into your tank..again sorry for what happened

 

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