How do you treat fish ich?
- Remove any carbon in the filter before beginning any treatment as it will render the medication useless.
- Raise the temperature of the aquarium by 2 degrees C or 4 degrees F.
- Add aquarium salt to the water.
- Add a medication to the water.
What are the symptoms of Ich in fish?
Ich is one of the most common diseases encountered in tropical-fish aquariums. Its signs include the presence of small white spots resembling a sprinkle of salt grains on the body and gills, frequent scraping of the body against objects in the environment, loss of appetite, and abnormal hiding behaviour.
Where does ICH come from?
Ich (Ichthyopthirius multifiliis), also known as White Spot Disease, is actually a parasite which can be transmitted to your tank from equipment, plants, or stock that is carrying the parasite, even without showing symptoms. Some in the fish keeping community even believe ich is present in any tank that holds fish.