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This is a discussion on strange whitespot within the Freshwater and Tropical Fish forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Originally Posted by madyotto And what loach do you have because loach without spines (invertabre) and very allergic to any type of copper so ...

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:09 PM   #11
 
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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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First off I have really no idea if I understand half of what you just said. But ALL loaches are vertebrates, I've no idea what you mean by loaches without spines. There isn't a big difference between clown and weather loach besides size and temp requirements... I've used copper with khulis no porblem. Also some shrimp tho it does bother the shrimp, its not the end. Its better then the fish dying of white spot.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:04 PM   #12
 
Any help with my earlier post in this thread my friends? The white spot is not getting worse nor is it spreading nor its getting cured. Is there a time frame that the white spots should disappear with due treatment?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:46 AM   #13
 
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Any help with my earlier post in this thread my friends? The white spot is not getting worse nor is it spreading nor its getting cured. Is there a time frame that the white spots should disappear with due treatment?

It can take a while to treat ich. Do dialy water changes of approx 25% with each treatment and continue to treat for 3-4 days after you see the last spots. A really good gravel vac. at the end would be good too.

When done treating, slowly lower the temp in the tank by a few degrees at a time until you're back to normal.

Good luck.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:03 AM   #14
 
Thanks Romad. Will give it a try.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:18 AM   #15
 
What's a gravel vac? I got a manual pump hose to extract water. Than i add some stale water thats been in the sun for a few days. Good enough? With few drops of mala green liquid.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:08 AM   #16
 
Not too recently I had an outbreak of Ich in my 80 gallon community tank. I have 8 loaches and a sensitive Eel in there. I brought the temps up to 86 Degrees, did water changes every day for 2 weeks and used two different medications.

I started out with a big bottle of Kordon's Ich Attach for the first week, and for the second graduated to Kordon's Rid Ich Plus at full dose. I have beaten Ich in my tank doing this. Of course when you put the water temp up or down you do so gradually, and for the second medication doing the water change before the next dose is critical due to the strength of the meds. I'm just sharing what I did because it worked.

If the fish are in really bad shape (if they are weak) even meds might not save them. The key to killing ich is to notice and try to catch it before it goes through many life-cycles and weakens the immune system of the animals.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:07 PM   #17
 
I totally agree with you "The Key" is very important.
Even for us the quicker we find something wrong the greater the chances of recovering through medication. Makes sense don't it.
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