12-16-2006, 04:32 PM
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Gourami with what looks like Ick...
I thought that it would be a little easier to help if you could see what I'mk talking about so I inserted a couple pictures. The white spots I'm talking about are right in front of the gils.
I have a 55 gallon freshwater tank that has been set up for going on 5 months now. I have 7 guppies, 1 orange lyretail molly, 1 dalmation lyretails molly, 2 cory cats, 2 zebra danios, 2 neon blue gouramis, 2 sharks(Iforget what they're called), 2 common plecos, and 6 black phantom tetras. I tested all of the levels in the tank when I noticed it and they were all normal. I did my last partial water change 2 days ago.
What would be the best thing to do?
12-16-2006, 10:12 PM
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From the new pics I can say for sure that what you're dealing with is not ick. I can't be sure what it is, as I have no idea what your water params are (the words "fine" and "perfect" still tell me nothing), the size of your tank, your feeding and maintenance schedules, filtration type, how long the tank has been set up, the amount of decorations throughout the tank, etc etc. The more information you provide the faster and better I can help. For water params I will need to know ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH levels. Temp? Anything, including salt that you add or have added to the tank... and how much, when, how often, etc etc. will help a lot.
What I'm seeing in the pics looks like an injury, or possibly irritation to the gills. Is this on both sides of the fish or just one? There's a lot to weed out to properly diagnose this, bear with me and I'll do all I can.
12-17-2006, 12:16 AM
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I have a 55 gallon freshwater tank that has been set up for going on 5 months now.
1 orange lyretail molly
1 dalmation lyretail molly
2 cory cats
2 zebra danios
2 neon blue gouramis
2 sharks like in the second picture you linked to
2 common plecos
6 black phantom tetras.
I tested the water and these were my results.
pH 7.5, Ammonia 0, Nitrate 30ppm, Nitrite between 0.5ppm.
I feed them twice a day and change 20% of the water once a week. I also add 4 tsp of aquarium salt when I change the water. The filter I have is an aqua-tech 30-55. I have a 300 watt heater and the current temp of the tank is 78 degrees.
I hope this helps at least a little!
12-17-2006, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by healynn
Thank you for all of your advice! I will go to my LFS tomorrow and see if they have the suggested medication. And to answer Blues question, I use salt because it helps when it comes to infections from what I've been told. But, I will change the water again tomorrow and see what happens without it!
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