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Old 08-27-2010, 06:29 PM   #1
 
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My platies always have what seem to be ich. The thing is, I keep the water temperature at around 83 degrees when I notice it and the water parameters are perfectly fine. Also, it's only one platy at a time who gets it, and they usually die a few days after treatment. This has happened twice, and the platies died, and now it's happening to my adult female. The tetras don't get it, the platy fry don't get it, the cory's don't get it. Just the adults.

Well, anyways she has white spots all over her. They look like grains of salt, except the look a bit fuzzy. I can't get a picture sadly. Does this sound like ich, or another disease like columnaris? I have a small little 1 gallon tank that I kept a platy fry with dropsy (he is 100% healthy now) for awhile. I can keep her in there for awhile if needed.

My platy male on the other hand is looking quite nice and so are all those fry. They all grew up so fast and I'm looking for a place to keep them all other than the 20 gallon tank. 11 fry (6 more on the way) two adult platies and some neon tetras and corys are just way to much for the tank. I can't keep up with all the water changes.
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Old 08-28-2010, 03:24 AM   #2
 
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My platies always have what seem to be ich. The thing is, I keep the water temperature at around 83 degrees when I notice it and the water parameters are perfectly fine. Also, it's only one platy at a time who gets it, and they usually die a few days after treatment. This has happened twice, and the platies died, and now it's happening to my adult female. The tetras don't get it, the platy fry don't get it, the cory's don't get it. Just the adults.

Well, anyways she has white spots all over her. They look like grains of salt, except the look a bit fuzzy. I can't get a picture sadly. Does this sound like ich, or another disease like columnaris? I have a small little 1 gallon tank that I kept a platy fry with dropsy (he is 100% healthy now) for awhile. I can keep her in there for awhile if needed.

My platy male on the other hand is looking quite nice and so are all those fry. They all grew up so fast and I'm looking for a place to keep them all other than the 20 gallon tank. 11 fry (6 more on the way) two adult platies and some neon tetras and corys are just way to much for the tank. I can't keep up with all the water changes.
what did you treat them with? i dont know about columnaris, but if they look fuzzy i don't think it's likely to be ich. could you get a picture?
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:29 AM   #3
 
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I treat them with liquid Super Ich Cure. I follow the directions, but sadly can only do half the dose as suggested on the package because of the corys

It is just barely fuzzy and looks like salt. They fall off one day, and more come back another. That's why I thinks it's Ich.

And I can't get a picture right now. Between all the fish in that tank and how fast they move. Let's not forget that the camera can't load onto the only computer with internet acess here.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:47 AM   #4
 
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ouch thats bad.if they drop off and get back most probally they are doing the cycle over and over again. mybe if you qt the fish and give him the full dose as the half dose method for thw whole of the main tank ain't working.do daily water changes in the main tank for a few days while your treating her in the qt tank and look out for others who might be getting it.
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:39 PM   #5
 
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I could always just take to corys out for a few days. QT them with a half treatment (to be safe, but I would rather not go the med path with them, desicions, desicions) and do a full treatment on the tank. I sorta want to get a few more corys and put them in the 55 gallon tank. I loved it when I had a few in there (it's my dad's tank) but surprise surprise, ich wiped them all out same with my australian rainbows. His tank is disease free now. Hasn't had issues in a year at least.

Hmm. I'm going to have to inspect each of the fry, make sure they don't have ich. The adult male is fine. He's the only platy I have bought that hasn't gotten ich.

I always end up doing a treatment with the same meds, and no more ich, but a few days later, the platy with ich dies, then a month later there's more ich.
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:12 PM   #6
 
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so sorry to here that. maybe you shouldn't stop treatment even after theres no sign of ich. maybe medicate the fish for a week more after all the signs have gone this time
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:43 AM   #7
 
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Okay. My female is in the isolations tank getting a full treatment while the main tank is getting blasted with some warm water and half the dose. Unless my thermometer is wrong, the main tank is now 84 degrees. I'm going to slowly cool it down in a few days. The isolation tank is reaching 82, and has no gravel for the ich to hide in, and I'm going to do a water change once I notice that there are less spots. Hopefully I can kill some tomonts and swarmers (I <3 Google for the names) if I change the water and let everything dry before putting her back in. I'm going to have to think about the medication though. So many factors.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:25 PM   #8
 
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ich is rather a real pain in the tush.
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