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Old 02-03-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
 
fish itching???

I've noticed some of my fish rubbing themselves on the rocks and stuff is this normal?
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:34 AM   #2
 
This means they have parasites most likely.
Check for them on their skin.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:38 AM   #3
 
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High tds(total dissolved solids) will cause fish to "flash" against rocks/ gravel.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:44 AM   #4
 
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High tds(total dissolved solids) will cause fish to "flash" against rocks/ gravel.
You should probably clarify because I have no idea what that means.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:57 AM   #5
 
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Sorry that I was not more clear.
In very hard water with high ph and high oxygen levels fish will often dart against rocks as if itching themselves. I don't know why.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:21 PM   #6
 
Wow, I've never heard that before..I have some pretty high levels of pH and hardness myself but I've never seen that. Interesting though.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:10 PM   #7
 
a few of them have little white spots on them. is that the parasites or could it be ick if so how do I treat it

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Old 02-04-2014, 04:00 PM   #8
 
I went and got a new heater since my tank temps were low and I got ick stuff and I read I need to do it for 14 days and clean the tank each day is this correct?
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