01-11-2008, 05:49 AM
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Re: Iridescent shark have ick?
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Originally Posted by Madebroken626
ok i got a nice 10 gallon tank about 3 weeks ago and got the filter and heater going and yesterday i went and got a iridescent shark and ghost shrimp....i just noticed some white salt looking spots on my shark could this be ick? and if it is what do i do? :(
I believe this is ich indeed. There's a sticky thread here written about white spot disease. Just as a side note, I would like to point out that the ID shark can grow up to 3-4 feet so a 10g is definitely too small unless you have a tank of about 600 gallons and over to keep them. The shrimps will probably end up eaten by the fish as well.
You might want to buy an API liquid test kit to test your ammonia, nitrites, nitrates and pH. It seems to me you bought the fish without actually cycling the tank. The presence of ammonia and nitrites can stress and eventually kill any inhabitants in it.
What is your temperature right now? What filter are you using? How often and how much water do you replace?