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coppersafe and salt
Posted By: Nick <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: Re: clown loach & ich (darian)
Date: Monday, 8 May 2000, at 8:39 a.m.
In Response To: Re: clown loach & ich (darian)
Coppersafe is one of my personal favorite medications. I have had great success with that medication. Also, it works a bit differently than many of the others. The malachite green is a triphenyl methane of some sort. Actually, if you so desired, you could use both at once in your water. This might actually improve your chances of success. This is a thought I will have to ponder over some.
Loaches are fairly sensitive to things being in their water. Combine this with the ich infection, I don't blame them for wanting to go and hide.
As for the water changes and salt, by all means do add more medication and salt when you change the water. With the salt, measure by what is on the box or use a tablespoon for five gallons if you grind it up. Fish can take quite a bit of salt. Remember, if the fish appear to be doing bad with a treatment, then change some water for them.
Many creatures die in the wild. That is the way nature takes care of herself. It is really hard to say what to do, mainly because it is hard to see what is going on from a distance. If you feel that you need to switch treatment I suggest you do so. If you do not want to switch, then that will work as well. I do suggest that you get your temperature up. I have heard 85degF as a magically number. This will speed up the ich life cycle and not give it enough time to develop properly.
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