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Kristina10 04-02-2010 03:04 AM

weird white spots on female guppies
hi my female guppies are covered in little lumpy white spots on their fins and body.:-(
one of my females has had it before and it cleared but it has now came back and spred round the tank.
i have use the tonic for white spot and other fungal diseases and it doesn't seem to help.
my female gups are in a different tank than the males
what is it? and what caused it? and whats the cure?
please help.

TankMAster 04-02-2010 10:38 AM

Sounds like Ich . . . or Ick . .
Be sure the temperature is up. (hope you have a heater)

Remove the carbon (small Black stuff) from your filter before you attempt to treat this disease with your chemical.

It should indicate to repeat the treatment after 5 days if the ich spots are still there.

Turn up the heat to 82F

Good Luck

Kristina10 04-02-2010 09:25 PM

ok i will try that
what would cause it?
and could it kill them?

TankMAster 04-03-2010 01:04 PM

If left untreated, it could be fatal.

Just treat it as instructed.

Ich is a water born disease that thrives in low temperatures and bad water quality. You should do regular water changes from now on.

Change about 25% once a week. Be sure not to clean out the whole tank as this will result in the reduction of vital bacteria

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