Originally Posted by tonbrencat
What about high temps and plants?
I've tried chemicals, and they didn't work. Forget about plants and high temps. Treating ich with salt in a planted tank may (or may not) kill the plants. Worth a try.
You may find a chemical (e.g., Malachite Green) that kills the Ich swarmers. If the chemical works, you should see no new white pimples appearing on your fish. If pimples keep appearing, it means that the chemical isn't killing the Ich swarmers. Then you and your fish are in trouble.
Many methods will work, but many Ich strains are now resistant to treatments that may have worked in the past. Write me at my e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll send you my article on the Transfer Method. Basically, you need to get your fish away from the swarmers.