Blue rams and ich

Blue rams are well known to be more susceptible to Ichthyophthirius than most other fish, which is why any ram keeper should always have a bottle of ich medication.
I inspect all my fish usually once or twice per day, so I noticed it on three of the six new rams within eight hours of them showing the characteristic dusting of white spots.
I treated the whole aquarium with a standard dose of Sera’s Protazol, added a second 200 W heater at the opposite end of the aquarium to the first and turned the water temperature up to about 30 °C. The temperature rise speeds up the life cycle of ich, which means that the treatment should be more effective as it will only affect the Ichthyophthirius at the free swimming stage of life.

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