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Holli Vancouver, WA
2/13/2013 3:39:54 PM
Hi I'm fairly new to having fish. I have a 10 gal. With 2 comet goldfish, 1 calico ryuken, and 1 red cap oranada. I know I need a bigger tank, I will be getting one soon. All my fish are showing signs of ich. I believe it is because of the way I did my last partial water change. My oranada was not the original. The first one I had died about a week after I introduce her to the tank. But I believe I caused her stress (I did a partial water change right after putting her in the tank), which in turn gave her ich. I did not know it at the time, because she was the only one sick so I just attributed it to her being new. But now all my fish have ich (I never changed or treated the water after my first oranada died). Again, I didn't know she had ich. What can I do now? I just did a full water change and bought Jungle brand ick attack. I added aquarium salt to the water as well. I have been treating for 24 hours now and my 2 comets appear to be rid of the spots, but continue to sit at the bottom of the tank most of the time. The ryuken who appears to be infected the most has been the most active. How long does ich take to clear up? Any suggestions on what to do different?
2/13/2013 3:36:32 PM
franca montreal, QC
2/9/2013 10:28:44 PM
Hi - I have a hippo tang about 7 inchs - lately she swimmes up and down the tank in one corner she looks as if she is stressed. Because she has an 180 gallon asquarium to swim. About a year ago we lost our clown fish to slim. Hoping to replace them, should I buy them in pairs. Wondering how offten should we change the water and what percentage. Mrs Jackson Montreal,quebec Canada
Amber Seward, PA
2/5/2013 6:25:10 PM
HELP PLEASE!!!! So all 6 of our aduly guppies have died as well as 1 algea eater from walmart. And i think the 2nd one is dying as well. Alive in the 55 is just the 5 neon tetras. I moved the algea eater to his own bowl because i just found you cant treat them with ich meds which was what i was told the other fish had. but a new problem has immergerd. the fins are getting red lines on them. It showed on the guppy after the ich treatment and it showed on the algea eater (why i moved him) he seems to be swimmingmoving a little now. Please help i cant keep the 50 baby guppy fry in the 1 gal much longer but i dont want to kill them by putting them in the big tank that seems to be killing my fish! :(( Please Help! i'm hoping someone knows what i can do!!
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