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Treating Ich

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My arowana has ich.

I understand I can raise temperature to about 90F and add pickling salt (Sodium Chloride without iodine).

I do not have pickling salt handy but I have a big bag of Potassium chloride.

Can I use it instead?


I appreciate your advice!

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Thats a very tough question! Someone would have to know if the cellular and molecular biology of Aros is such that they can effectively regulate the homeostasis of potassium ions the same way as chloride ions. I know for humans we have separate trans-membrane proteins for active and facilitated diffusion of K+ and Cl- ions, so ingesting those two salts would not be equal for us. Whats the volume of water being treated?

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Thanks for the inputs.

I am treating a 180g tank.

I have decided to try out Cupramine from Seachem. I was told it is most effective and quick cure.

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Cupramine will work, but you cannot use it with Seachem Prime, or Seachem Safe. Make sure to do your homework first before using this particular medication.

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