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aquakid 01-23-2009 08:08 PM

White Spots on my new electric yellow
There are two very small white spots on my new electric yellow. Should I be concerned

Sucidemonkey 01-23-2009 08:21 PM

i would be. Might be ich.

taylorg 01-23-2009 10:29 PM

is he rubbing him self against stuff and swiming kind on his side ?

steelerfan 01-24-2009 05:55 PM

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!:evil:

FordMan 01-24-2009 09:07 PM

Yeah deffinately sounds like ich especially since you mentioned it's a new fish

kamazza 01-30-2009 11:27 AM

Pretty sure its ich. Id separate and treat immediately because it can kill the fish. I've used QuickCure with lots of success.

aunt kymmie 01-30-2009 12:55 PM

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!

aunt kymmie 01-30-2009 12:59 PM

iamntbatman 01-31-2009 12:25 PM

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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