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post #1 of 5 Old 12-06-2012, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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Had an ich breakout a few weeks ago but got that taken care of, everything normal, then all of a sudden my Amazon Swords and only my swords started getting these white spots everywhere, my Banana plants are fine. I tried puttung in some aquarium salt to no avail. Has anyone had this problem or have an idea about taking care of it?
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-06-2012, 07:38 AM
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I would never use salt ... it can actually kill plants.

Do you have pictures?
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-07-2012, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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I only tried the salt because it was advice given to a few other people that had a similar problem and it worked within a day or two. The good news is that I checked today and the spots are almost completely gone and my plants still look healthy. Thanks for the tip about the salt, I found the time to do a little more research and found these links, Salt in a Freshwater Aquarium - Using Salt in a Freshwater Aquarium or Aquarium Salt as a Treatment and Cure for Tropical Fish and Goldfish. . I also found out that it's not particularly healthy for scaleless fish like my Clown Loaches. Anyway, I appreciate the response,Thank You.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-09-2012, 06:50 PM
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We have an article here about salt, worth your read:

I'd be interested to know what these white spots were. Did you come across any photos online perhaps?


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-22-2012, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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I did see some photo's online but they weren't very distinctive, they were as bad as the one's I took. the spots don't show up very well. They're a muted grey white, with some of them flat and the others like a tiny cotton ball. It still seems odd to me that only my Amazon's were affected by this and not my Banana's.
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