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post #1 of 5 Old 04-02-2010, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Is it ICK, ICH, or something else?

Hi all,
I'm at work, so I didn't have time to post an introduction- but I'm looking forward to joining this community =)

In the mean time, I have a disease question. Two neons I picked up this week from the petshop are showing spots on them. They're not white spots, more like grains of salt, but the color of sand. I THINK it's Ick, or Ich. I have not seen the fish scratching themselves. I've read on various forums that a heavy dose of salt and daily 50% water changes can cure this, so that's what I've been doing.

Can I get input from anyone on this?

5gal tank
5 neons, 5 fantail guppies, two african dwarf frogs, and a half moon male betta.
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-02-2010, 12:22 PM
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That is freshwater. This is the saltwater section. This thread needs to be moved.

54 Corner Saltwater with 80 ish lbs. LR, 40 LBS. LS, Aqua C Remora Pro Skimmer with Rio 1100 pump, and Marineland C-220 Canister Filter with ROWA inserted for Phosphate (Sump being planned)
1 Female Clown-Isolated for bullying
1 Chromis
1 Longnose Hawk
Some Xenia
Some Long-tentacled Leather Mushrooms
Organ Pipe
Bubble Coral

3 Gallon Fresh Eclipse with some decorations and a Lemon Tetra
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-04-2010, 09:21 AM
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{Thread relocated from saltwater forum to freshwater diseases.}

Neons are extremely sensitive to aquarium salt. I do not at all agree with the course of treatment. Can you post pictures so that we can see what you are looking at?
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-04-2010, 11:52 AM
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Am I reading this right?:

5gal tank
5 neons, 5 fantail guppies, two african dwarf frogs, and a half moon male betta.

You have all those fish in a 5 gal?

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-05-2010, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Yes. They're all quite small however, and I've an arrangement to bring them back to my local pet shop when they start getting bigger.

After I found I couldn't move this thread on my own, I started a new one here, before this one was moved. Status updates are there.
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