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Ick Devastation

Posted By: Gareth Dominy <gdominy@limbonet.ca>
Date: Thursday, 21 February 2002, at 11:34 a.m.

I am very sad today.

I came home yesterday to discover that while I was at work my tank had a massive ammonia spike. I've been quite diligent about changing %20 of the water daily untill my Ick infestation (relatively new tank) but I didnt want to change too much of my water for fear of reducing the med's effectiveness.

I found one bala dead, probably from the shock, and the loaches scratching pretty heavily. I changed about 25-30% of the water and immediately added an ammonia filter into the aquaclear.

The ammonia levels have dropped significantly this morning, but now it looks like Ick has taken hold of more fish, and there are new spots on one of my loaches. I suspect the ammonia filter