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New fish, quarantine, and ick


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Hey everyone!

Bought some electric blue platies today. I thought they looked fine in the store, but upon bringing them home, about half of them have a few white specks on their fins. I started treatment for ick—just in case that’s what they’ve got. Other than that, they’re acting bright and cheery.

A few questions:

What temperature should I keep the tank at?

Do fish usually recover from ick or is it often fatal?

Thanks guys 🙂

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On 1/25/2023 at 6:59 PM, Colu said:

Higher temperatures speed up the life cycle of ich I wouldn't go above 80 with platys what I would do is treat with ick X and aquarium salt 1 table spoon for 3 gallons as ich causes massive electrolyte loss and the salt will add back in essential electrolytes @FyaNyan

Ok thanks! One question: If I misdiagnosed the symptoms and my fish don’t have ick, will this amount of salt harm the fish?

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