I noticed some white specs on my cardinals 2 days ago and I am pretty sure it is Ick. I added an air stone in the tank, lowered the water level, and I am attempting to use aquarium salt for treatment.
Test Results for the Following:
* Ammonia Level: 0ppm
* Nitrite Level: 0ppm
* Nitrate level 10ppm
* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph: 6.8
* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
Other Required Info:
* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API
* Water temperature? 78F
* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallons has been running for about 9 months.
* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Tetra whisper EX 20.
* How often do you change the water and how much? About 25% once a week.
* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days ago, about 25%.
* How many fish in the tank and their size? 13 Cardinal/neon tetras. Range from 1-2 inches. 5 amano shrimps, 1-2 inches long.
* What kind of water additives or conditioners? I used Stress coat as my tap water conditioner.
* What do you feed your fish and how often? I feed them tropical fish flakes about 4 days a week, frozen blood worms once a week, shrimp pellets once a week, and 1 fasting day.
* Any new fish added to the tank? I added 3 neon tetra in about 2 weeks ago.
* Any medications added to the tank?No
* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? I saw some sort of white specs on my cardinal tetras. The neons seem to not show any specs. There are 3 cardinals who have alot of specs on their body and are light in color.
* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No, they are all eating and behaving normally.