i think this is day four of my goldfish ick infection but I haven't exactly been keeping track. I lost one-- the little black moor--yesterday. He may have been the source, but as they're all infected, it's a moot point to be blaming any one fish. The white specks have either fallen off, or are smaller that they have been all week. I know my fish are far from being free of this thing, but this is the longest a batch has lived with it in any of my ponds.
Even though the new growbeds are in, I will be continuing the daily water changes and tank cleaning. It looks as though it's working.
Just in case, I'm doing the same for the biggish pond. Well, once a week water changes anyway. Those goldies look to be ick free thus far, but the elusive cichlids may not be.
Btw--the reason I'm not using salt is because I lost an enire batch of goldies from that method.
Overall, they look as though they are made of velvet, which I hope is not a secondary fungal infection. Behavior is the same as ever. They even play "tag" with each other in there--nibbling each other's tails and fins then wiggling away.