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HELP....ICK!!!

Posted By: jim powers <jimpowers@prodigy.net>
Date: Friday, 25 August 2000, at 6:50 p.m.

I have noticed my striata were acting a bit odd as were the black and gold loaches. When I got a good look yesterday, I noticed white spots. I read the archives about ICK and began treatment. I did a 15% water change. I gradually increased the temp. from 75 to 80. I turned out the lights. I increased aeration. And I began treating with Maracide at about 50% strength. Today I increased the dosage to about 60% and added 50% strength MarOxy for any secondary infection. The striata look about the same but don't seem too stressed. THe dwarf rainbows in the tank are unaffected. The black and gold loaches, however, are breathing heavy and have more spots today. One in particular, has a large number of spots. They a