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Bigdawg355 07-03-2013 10:13 PM

Bad ich!!!!!!
 
1. Size of tank?55

2. Water parameters
a. Ammonia?
b. Nitrite?
c. Nitrate?
d. pH, KH and GH?
e. Test kit?

3. Temperature? 88

4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)?fw

5. How long the aquarium has been set up? 6 weeks

6. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them? 1 African featherfin catfish 2 bala sharks had three but unfortunately one passed 3 spotted Cory 5 mollies a long loach that I never can remember name of and 4 mystery snails

7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)? No

8. a. Any live plants? Fake plants? Camboda and moneywort
b. Sand, gravel, barebottom? Gravel
c. Rocks, woods, fancy decors? Any hollow decors?
Rocks ( quite a few caves built)
9. a. Filtration? Fluval 70 gallon
b. Heater? Adjustable for 55-70 gal

10. a. Lighting schedule? What lights are used?
b. Any sunlight exposure? How long? Two 48" 6500k 10 hrs a day led moonlight an hour prior and after

11. a. Water change schedule? Once a week
b. Volume of water changed? 12 gallons
c. Well water, tap water, RO water? Tap
d. Water conditioner used? Can't remember
e. Frequency of gravel/sand (if any) vacuumed? Once a week

12. Foods? Omega one tropical flake bottom feed tabs freeze dried brine for treat
How often are they fed? Twice daily except mondays

13. a. Any abnormal signs/symptoms? White salty spots started on featherfin now moved to balas
b. Appearance of poop? Normal ( haven't seen featherfins)
c. Appearance of gills? Normal with white cysts

14. a. Have you treated your fish ahead of diagnosis? Yes
b. What meds were used? Just heat

15. Insert photos of fish in question and full tank shot if necessary.
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Bigdawg355 07-03-2013 10:34 PM

I've been treating tank with heat for 48 hours now, should I keep up that treatment or change or maybe even add to it? I'm new to fish keeping and this is first outbreak so don't know exactly what to do, just what I've read on here
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jaysee 07-03-2013 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigdawg355 (Post 2467442)
I've been treating tank with heat for 48 hours now, should I keep up that treatment or change or maybe even add to it? I'm new to fish keeping and this is first outbreak so don't know exactly what to do, just what I've read on here
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It takes 2-3 days for the spots to start disappearing. Should all be gone by 5 days or so. You should start to see improvement imminently. Just maintain the temp for 2 weeks from when it got up to temp.


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Romad 07-03-2013 10:51 PM

Have you seen any change after the 48 hours? It can take a while for the spots go away - as long as 10 days or more at the raised temperatures. And continue to treat for 3 or 4 days even after you see the last of the spots. Unfortunately you have salt sensitive fish and your plants won't appreciate it.

You might want to add an air stone to help oxygenation in the tank while the temp is that high.

Hang in there and keep us posted. Oh and welcome to the forum.

Bigdawg355 07-03-2013 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Romad (Post 2467514)
Have you seen any change after the 48 hours? It can take a while for the spots go away - as long as 10 days or more at the raised temperatures. And continue to treat for 3 or 4 days even after you see the last of the spots. Unfortunately you have salt sensitive fish and your plants won't appreciate it.

You might want to add an air stone to help oxygenation in the tank while the temp is that high.

Hang in there and keep us posted. Oh and welcome to the forum.

the featherfin is actually looking worse:cry:, he is my favorite. his spots have seemed to double and has a greenish color over his whole body.I have 2 air pumps and stones in the tank one for a 20 gal and one for a 50 gal, so I hope that would be enough. I am planning a 50% wc tonight to the extent of taking all the décor out to vacuum the majority of the gravel. And thanks for the welcome just wish it was a better circumstance.

jaysee 07-03-2013 11:20 PM

I treated a featherfin at 88. I had a breakout in a 75 gallon - some of the fish I had gotten before I began with the mandatory heat treatments while new fish are in quarantine. So, I began treating at 86, which is the most common recommended temp. It's what I had been doing for the quarantine treatments for some time and worked perfectly. However, 86 did not work! So I did a little research and read about heat resistant strains, and I raised the temp to 88-89. That did the trick, and so from that point on I do 88 for the quarantine treatments. I hope your cat does as well as mine did.


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Bigdawg355 07-03-2013 11:55 PM

I hope so too thanks
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Bigdawg355 07-03-2013 11:56 PM

Should I just leave the heat or maybe add some quICK cure?
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jaysee 07-04-2013 12:00 AM

Patience :-) I think there's a good possibility that you will wake up tomorrow and see improvement. I would not add quick cure or anything else.


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Bigdawg355 07-04-2013 12:16 AM

Ok I hope so still gonna do a heavy vacuuming
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