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 Post subject: Rid Ich+
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:23 pm 
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Has anybody seen large bottles of Rid Ich at local LFS lately ?

I was foolish and put a bag of donated blue tetras in my 125g tank last Saturday (strike one) - a few days later I found ich on my adult blue acaras, and everybody looks pretty stressed (so I suspect there are some ich on the gills of some other fishes as well, even if I don't see any on thier bodies).

And its not just a few - the acaras have a pretty heavy load.

I immediately started daily water changes and salt, but I didn't have any meds handy (strike two).
Shelly was good enough to pick up a bottle of Rid Ich for me (Its worked well for me in the past, and I wasn't sure that just salt was going to work - plus I wasn't sure how some of the fish in that tank would tolerate a really elevated salt level over time) -- but all the store had was a 4oz bottle - which only treats the 125g tank twice.

I'm looking for the 16oz bottle (I'd hate to buy a bunch of 4oz bottles but will if I have to).

lesson learned - I need to setup a Quarentine tank (mine keep getting used for long term fish rather than Q) and I need to restock my fish med chest -- I know I can get the 16oz bottle cheap online but not in time for this outbreak...

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Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus "Super Red Ancistris"
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(I'm in the middle of resetting and redesigning my fishroom - so things are kinda quiet)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:59 am 
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Well poo. And you were all excited about those guys too...

I just used Super Ich Cure on my 55 with much success, but it would be one box per treatment for you...

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:33 pm 
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I found a bottle at a pet supply superstore (not the chain I used to work for, the other one).

Since I had already started with the Rid Ich I wanted to stick with it - but Aly was all for the Super Ich cure as well (if it didn't require like 10+ packages to make sure the ich was really gone...) when I stopped by Skiptons for some Salt and assorted supplies.

I also picked up a bottle of Quick Cure to keep in the house - its a similar formula to Rid Ich, but Aly and I both thought the Rid Ich would be safer with my loaches in the tank.

But since a $5 bottle of Quick Cure treats like 5,000 gallons - and a $15 bottle of Rid Ich treats like 1000 - and their both formalin/malachite green - its worth having in the house

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Part-time fishguy at Uncle Ned's Fish Factory (saturdays)
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Species I am currently keeping/breeding include :
Copadichromis borleyi "redfin"
Labidochromis caeruleus yellow labs
Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda"
Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus "Super Red Ancistris"
Xiphophorus montezumae Montezuma Swordtails
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(I'm in the middle of resetting and redesigning my fishroom - so things are kinda quiet)


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 Post subject: Rid-Ich
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 12:30 am 
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Rich,

First off-That Aly's something else..........
I know that I've seen the large bottles recently.It was probably at Lovely Pets in Quincy.


Be real careful w/ any medications containing Formalin.When Formalin gets old it is toxic.If you see any crusty,flaky,white residue around the opening of the bottle-It's bad.Throw it out.Old Formalin will have a very stong chemical smell also.
As a medicine and a dip,it works excellent.One of the few meds.,I really have seen work consistently.
Aly has really good wholesalers(she ordered meds for me in past).I hope to make it to Skiptons on Saturday.
Tom


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 Post subject: Rid-Ich
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 2:09 am 
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Rich,

I mis-read your last post.I did see it at P#tS*art in Everett at the new mall.They carry some good Kordon&Seachem products at reasonable prices.

Give my love to Michelle,Aly and Aric.........


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:16 pm 
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Petco has the large bottle of rid ich. The cheapest places to buy the smaller bottles are at supermarkets, convenienve drugstores such as CVS and target

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