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post #1 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Does my tetra have Ich? - Picture included

I am not sure if this is Ich or not. It's a single white spot on the top of my black tetra. It seems to have eaten through the first layer of skin. He does not seem to appear to be in any pain, his activity is normal. My water levels were normal last PWC which was last week, and then this appeared on him. I will do water test tomorrow for new numbers.

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6 glass catfish
2 balla sharks
1 tetra (with spot)
pleco

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post #2 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 01:03 AM
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Sure doesnt look like Ich to me. But im dealing with my first ever case of it so I cant be sure. It looks more like something took a bite out of him to me...

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post #3 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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Only the balla sharks would be able to but they never show aggression towards other fish. Then again I don't know how it is when the lights go out.
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post #4 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 01:11 AM
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Like I said I very well could be wrong, just offering my opinion based on what it looks like. Also, the tetra is a schooling fish that does better in groups of 6 or more. I would keep an eye on it but it doesnt look like Ich to me. Is there anything sharp in the tank the fish may have gouged itself on?

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Like I said I very well could be wrong, just offering my opinion based on what it looks like. Also, the tetra is a schooling fish that does better in groups of 6 or more. I would keep an eye on it but it doesnt look like Ich to me. Is there anything sharp in the tank the fish may have gouged itself on?

No, there are not. There was another tetra but it unexpectedly died yesterday. I should go and get a few more so he can have "friends".
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post #6 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 01:59 AM
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that does look like hes been biten ...but there a shoeling fish and a few friends will benifit him :):):)

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post #7 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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Am I ok to add three more into my tank with the amount of fish I have now?
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post #8 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 08:08 AM
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You're talking about the white sot right behind the eye there right? That's a scare of it getting either hurt on decor or bit....that's no ich. So check your decoration real careful....

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You're talking about the white sot right behind the eye there right? That's a scare of it getting either hurt on decor or bit....that's no ich. So check your decoration real careful....

Well, good thing its not Ich. That's good news. I have fake plants, don't think the plastic plants can do that. I have this little rock cave that could possibly have caused it but dont know how he would have been able to manage to get hurt there. That's about it. I guess I'll keep an eye on him and the sharks to see if the sharks have any aggression with him.
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post #10 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 03:03 PM
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Either one of these things can do that don't let that fool ya!
Or another fish; there's really no telling as each of the damages would look VERY identical....

Make sure to keep a super water quality there for a few weeks and see how the wound is coming along if its healing fine by itself or getting infected.

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