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post #1 of 9 Old 01-23-2009, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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White Spots on my new electric yellow

There are two very small white spots on my new electric yellow. Should I be concerned
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-23-2009, 09:21 PM
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-23-2009, 11:29 PM
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is he rubbing him self against stuff and swiming kind on his side ?
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-24-2009, 06:55 PM
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Without seeing them it's hard to say for sure, but I would move quickly and treat for ich, that stuff can take hold pretty quickly. I've lost too many fish to it, I don't mess around anymore!
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post #5 of 9 Old 01-24-2009, 10:07 PM
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Yeah deffinately sounds like ich especially since you mentioned it's a new fish
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-30-2009, 12:27 PM
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Pretty sure its ich. Id separate and treat immediately because it can kill the fish. I've used QuickCure with lots of success.

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post #7 of 9 Old 01-30-2009, 01:55 PM
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Once you spot ich on one fish the entire tank has been exposed to ich. If it were my tank (and it's not!) I'd leave the fish were it is and treat the entire tank. You can use meds or go the high/temp salt method. Ich is very treatable if you get on it right away. I had an infestation in my tank and I'm now ich free, knock wood. Good luck!

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post #8 of 9 Old 01-30-2009, 01:59 PM
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These links may be of interest:

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-31-2009, 01:25 PM
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I would think that if you're keeping the fish at standard Lake Malawi parameters, the water would be so hard that ich wouldn't really survive. Plus, Malawi fish like it pretty warm.

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