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Ram with Terrible Ich?
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PostPosted: 2005.05.07(Sat)16:10    Post subject: Ram with Terrible Ich? Reply with quote

Hello All,
My wonderful tiny Blue Ram has a terrible case of Ich. While I was at school, somehow the tank temp dropped to 70deg and all the fish got ich. I upped it to 82, added a bit more salt and treated with Maracide and all the fish have gotten over, except my ram whose Ich has gotten far worse. I really don't want to lose him, any suggestions? I can setup a quarantine tank if need be for him...

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PostPosted: 2005.05.07(Sat)19:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure what you can do to further treat the ich on the Ram but I would definetly recommend putting it in the quaritine tank just to make sure that it doesn't spread to the other fish. Good luck.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)12:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I agree, should be in a q-tank, and continue treatment, - I would also add, that IME rams are very sensitive to drops in temperature, and could develop not only ich, but also other conditions, such as velvet .. as a secondary complication to ick, - so make sure that what you are treating now is only ick, - or if you think theres velvet also, make sure the medication covers that too. I would add some salt also in the q-tank.
Velvet would show up as a very fine white layer, or dust on the skin ...
<')))))))>< helene s.
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