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Old 02-10-2014, 07:19 PM   #11
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I've got lympho one of my tanks (likely the others too). Yes it can spread to other fish. Personally, I don't do anything about it and move fish in and out of that tank. Maintaining a low stress environment is key to controlling it. Spots like that can take a few months to go away.

Basically, it's kinda like herpes.

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Old 02-10-2014, 07:49 PM   #12
Lol. Nice. So petsmart may have sold me a fish with herpes. Well I'll hope for the best like rasky says and hope its only them adjust to ph swing, but prepare for the worst and turn up my heat just in case it is ich. If I don't see an improvement in a couple days I may have to chalk it up as the incurable virus and debate taking them back to petsmart or doing the best I can to keep them alive and well. In any case thanks for the Info. I will post the outcome in a couple days.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:09 PM   #13
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It's definitely not ich, but that doesn't mean that the fish are not inconspicuously carrying the parasite, which is why I suggested you finish the treatment.

It's your choice if you want to return the fish or not. In my opinion it's not a big deal. You may decide otherwise.

The two sevs in my avatar have it.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:33 PM   #14
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I have something on a guppy's dorsal that looks like this. Or could it be fin rot? There has been a little color loss in the tail and dorsal as well. Really hard to get a picture in focus. The other guppy not affected. He is chased sometimes by the other guppy, which may be causing stress. These are the first and only fish in the tank. Parameters are all dead on. Except for pH at 8.0 as well as previous poster. I do twice weekly water changes, of 10-20 percent each. Temp is 76-78 on it's own since we are in Florida and that's the indoor temp lately.

Tank is 4 gal. up since Jan 9, plants added a week later, two guppies and two shrimp added after 4 and a half weeks of successful fishless cycling. Spots showed up earlier this week. I have had the same problem of high ph, so hopefully that's all it is. I'm working on that. Fish is active and eats well, but does seem to do some flashing mostly after their once a day morning feeding frenzy. I feed sparingly to minimize waste.

Would it help to quarantine the fish and dose with some Melafix? Just curious. I'm a worrier...

Thanks for listening!
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:47 PM   #15
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Geegee , if its a whitish grey, fuzzy spot on the dorsal I would guess lympho. Keep water quality good and stress low and it should clear up.
If its like tiny white beads then I guess ich, and you should treat as jaysee recommended.
Good luck!
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