03-14-2012, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by gwynnie
hi again,im really sorry about this,i posted yesturday about my fish flipping themselves against the plants and rocks,i wake up this morning to find my clown loaches coverd in white spots,i did add auarium salt day before yesturday,cause i was told that it could help out,i bought some meds today,took out the carb.
what i wondering is am i able to do water changes,and do i have to add more meds,;-(
White spots are usually Ich. You want to raize the temperature to about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. It will speed up the lifecycle of the ich virus.
Are your fish flashing against sharp or hard objects?
The directions on the medication specify usually to not do a water change for 48 hours and not to even use another dose for another 48 hours (on the one I have).
I didn't follow directions and changed 50% of my water and then did a half dose with the temp up. All my fish survived and are swimming happy now. More experienced members had instructed me to raise the temp and turn the lights off to reduce as much stress as possible.
Changing the water will cause stress so I would only do that if your ammonia and nitrite aren't at 0ppm. Anything that causes stress should be avoided right now, so only do a water change if REALLY necessary (which for me when I did one it was).
I wouldn't add more than a half dose after you do the water change (if you dosed it today or yesterday).