:help: I have 2 clown loaches and both of them have whitespot. I have been treating them with a medication for 10 days and nothing is happening and no other fish have it. My water conditions are normal. could you please :help:
Actually Rid ICH uses malechite Green which is very effective on ich. there are however downsides to meds vs salt. MEds at half dose are seldom very effective, and almost all ich med labels reccomend half doses for sensative fish. Additionally, meds are effected by the level of organics in the tank, and therefore the needed dose becomes a crap shoot in all but the cleanest of tanks. Combine the crap shoot with half doses and the ich sits back and laughs at your efforts. This would apply to rid ich or virtually any other parasite med available. With hardy fish in a reasonably clean tank, meds will work. They will work no better than salt, and salt is easier on any fish so I generally never reccomend or use meds. This does not make them inneffective, just less than desireable for me.