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post #1 of 8 Old 01-06-2012, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation My endlers have white spots !?

Not sure what it is, but it seems that the endlers mostly the females have white specs everywhere on them. I don't know what it is so I have been removing the infected ones.

What could this be and how do i stop it?
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-06-2012, 02:33 PM
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Sounds like Ich, but a picture would help to identify for sure. Are they rubbing against things as if they're trying to scratch themselves? It was a good idea to remove the afflicted fish. If it is ich, there are a number of commercial medications, and slightly increased temperature and a little aquarium salt is said to help as well. I'm not sure if your fish are salt tolerant though.
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-06-2012, 02:48 PM
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what are your water parameters? ich (which this sounds like and pictures could confirm) is usually caused by poor water conditions.

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post #4 of 8 Old 01-06-2012, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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@ Smiles- Endlers are a subspecies of guppies, so I don't think salt would work

I know pics would work, but I've been getting rid of all of them.

here is a pic I found on google, http://nippyfish.net/icecream/wp-con...1/02/ich21.jpg

It's like this, but with quite a lot less spots
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salt actually does work with increased temp. With endlers
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salt actually does work with increased temp. With endlers

how much salt should I put in a 20gal?
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how much salt should I put in a 20gal?
1 tsp per 5 gallons, and I increase temps slowly to around 80*-82* with daily water changes, and continue treatment for at least another 5 days after you no longer see the ich on any of the fish, cause I think its every 3 days the ich will come off the fish and will be free swimming and mating during a 3 day coarse, and its during this time when the treatment actually kills the ich
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-07-2012, 08:15 AM
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how much salt should I put in a 20gal?

If you use salt, and do the daily water changes, don't forget to replace the salt in the water you remove. There is a sticky on this forum for how to use salt, somewhere. I'd check that out. My memory is dose with 1 tsp for 5 gallons, wait 24 hours, do the same dosage again, if the fish are tolerating well the first dosage. Wait another 24 hours, and do a 50 percent water change, replacing the salt you took out. But I can't remember exactly. It did work. Yes, you must increase temps as much as the fish can tolerate, but do that slowly. My tank was up to 86 degrees. Clean water will prevent this.

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