It was really difficult to find out about their condition on the fair, because the seller had kept them in another room to prevent them from being stressed. And they were so tiny that it was hard to see anything really clearly, so I just took the chance. Well, time for medication and finger crossing.
Remember how I was worried that the kubs might tend to harass the sids? Well, the kubs are behaving nicely, while one of the sids constantly try to pick on one of the kubs Actually, the sids are all over the place, some of them shoaling with the danios. Once the ich is gone I expect hours of fun watching my beautiful loaches
At last the white spots on the fins seem to disappear. Only one of the kubs still has a few left, so I'm going to prolong the treatment a bit just to be certain. And I'll take your advice, NancyD, and give them another treatment in a week's time.
They all eat well and seem to enjoy their new home. Tomorrow I'll switch on the light and place a comfy chair right in front of the tank and just watch
- methylthioniniumchlorid 3.98 mg
- ethacridinlactate 6.3 mg
- malachite green oxalate 0.31 mg
- methyl-rasoliniumchlorid 0.79
But unfortunately it's not enough . There are still signs of ich on the poor fish, so I'll go for a heat treatment. 31 degrees C for 10 days should do the job (oh, my poor plants).
Though I'm absolutely new here, I have followed your thread and your beautyfull tank for some time now, and I cross my fingers for you.
Is it correct, that today is the 6th day of treatment? What is the regular temperature of the tank? The cycle of the Ichthyo depend on the temperature....
I have to admit, I've no much experience treating with medicine. Only with heat, UV-C and only in Pleco Tanks. Till now.
With a Loach tank I would also have to seek advice.
A lot of ichthyo types don't respond anymore on usual medicine. Other types survives temperatures beyond 32°C...
You know this article ? Terribly long ... http://www.akvarieviden.dk/artikler/Alt_om_ichthyo-54
Wish you and your fish the best
Now, after 22 hours by 31 C all the kubs look a lot better and the sids have looked healthy all along. A few of the kubs are a bit pale, I'm not sure why, but they all eat well and behave in a rather loachy way (they are SO adorable). The white spots are almost gone, but of course I'll keep up the heat treatment for the recommended 10 days just to be certain.
Thank you for the article, I might find time for reading it one of these days
I didn't add extra aeration as the water already splashes into the tank creating lots of bubbles.
However... in future my personal first choice would be microlift artemiss and herbatena. Doesn't harm bacteria or influence the tank.
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