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post #1 of 17 Old 12-28-2012, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all a friend of mine

Has made the biggest mistake ever in buying fish from pets at home

Now all her fish have whitespot now I have removed carbon filters etc

We have treated them with whitespot treatment from lkingfisher and after that failing I tried some protozin I got from work it is now 3 days after that and there only getting worse is this something other than whitespot or a very stubborn whitespot

Advice plz
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post #2 of 17 Old 12-28-2012, 07:25 AM
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Sounds like you are talking about Ich? Does it look like the fish have been sprinkled with salt? The best way that I've found to treat it is by slowly raising the heat in the tank and adding an airstone to help with oxygenation while the heat is that high. A lot of folks use salt along with higher temps. but you would have to know whether all of the fish are salt tolerant before adding it.


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post #3 of 17 Old 12-28-2012, 12:43 PM
I would get a copper medication asap.
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Sounds like you are talking about Ich? Does it look like the fish have been sprinkled with salt? The best way that I've found to treat it is by slowly raising the heat in the tank and adding an airstone to help with oxygenation while the heat is that high. A lot of folks use salt along with higher temps. but you would have to know whether all of the fish are salt tolerant before adding it.


Here is a great link on treatment.

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In addition to this ^^^ I would also do a very large water change and vacuum the gravel out very well. I would be doing 50% water changes daily or every other day until this clears up. When doing your water change, work to make sure you are not having big changes in temperature. Clean water is key here. Good luck.

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In addition to this ^^^ I would also do a very large water change and vacuum the gravel out very well. I would be doing 50% water changes daily or every other day until this clears up. When doing your water change, work to make sure you are not having big changes in temperature. Clean water is key here. Good luck.
The protozin is supposed to treat it meds with high copper are a no go due to loach
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post #6 of 17 Old 12-28-2012, 04:33 PM
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The protozin is supposed to treat it meds with high copper are a no go due to loach
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Large and frequent water changes is what I suggested, I said nothing of meds with Copper. I would avoid adding anything to my aquarium if I can. Just a lot of fresh water and Prime water conditioner in conjunction with warmer temps. Hopefully that helps. Some fish just won't recover. This is of course, assuming it is ich.

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Large and frequent water changes is what I suggested, I said nothing of meds with Copper. I would avoid adding anything to my aquarium if I can. Just a lot of fresh water and Prime water conditioner in conjunction with warmer temps. Hopefully that helps. Some fish just won't recover. This is of course, assuming it is ich.
Ok thanks a bunch the bit about meds was another user but thanks very much lets hope these ich don't like salt lol fish should all be ok with salt bar the neons but I suggested a reasonable ammount for the neons. So fingers crossed
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post #8 of 17 Old 12-29-2012, 10:25 AM
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My white balloon molly male and female both have white spot disease. The white spot has not spread to any other fishes. I have tried Mala green Liquid ( 3 drops for 60 ltrs of water every 3 days) and non iodised salt from the Dolpo regions of the Himalayas in small qty every few days too. Also have added water twice (about 8 ltrs each time. The white spot is not getting worse nor is it spreading. What should I do?
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Large and frequent water changes is what I suggested, I said nothing of meds with Copper. I would avoid adding anything to my aquarium if I can. Just a lot of fresh water and Prime water conditioner in conjunction with warmer temps. Hopefully that helps. Some fish just won't recover. This is of course, assuming it is ich.
I disagree. You should really use a medication. Ich is a mild disease if you catch it early but it can quickly become deadly if left untreated. I use copper on all my fish, loaches included. Never had an issue. All fish should recover from ich if caught early enough and treated properly.

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post #10 of 17 Old 12-29-2012, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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And what loach do you have because loach without spines (invertabre) and very allergic to any type of copper so thing like clown loach etc are ok but it is the weather loach I worry for


What loach have you treated with such meds?
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