How safe is Melafix??
My 3 year old White Cloud gets 2 white spots on her upper lip every few months. I have never treated it because it pops up and stays 2 days and then it is gone. She would do this even when she was the only fish I had. Well this time is has been hanging on for 3 days and doesn't look like its going away. The last time I saw the spots was I think it was mid February when I was treating ick and I assumed that was what it was even though she has never had ick before.
I don't want to treat her in the 20 gal she currently resides in because of the large population and I don't have a hospital tank. I don't believe this is contagious (either that or I have been very lucky) because no one else has EVER gotten this.
I was thinking about moving her to the 10 gal with a Honey Gourami who has had lots of problems (treated last week or so for internal parasites even though I never saw, any how long story) and is doing pretty well now, my male Platy that had to be moved because he kept getting beat up by the other male (his side fin is actually starting to regenerate some and I think his side that was damaged has finally finished healing) BUT I also have 2 Otos (perfectly healthy). I was thinking the Melafix may do the Gourami and Platy some good as well.
My 20gal currently contains 3 White Clouds, 3 Adult Platy, 6 older Platy fry (1/4 inch - 1/2 inch), 2+ baby Platy fry, 1 Honey Gourami, and 1 Yo-yo Loach. I am getting ready to transfer the older fry to the 10gal but will wait if that is the better place to treat.
I tried to set up an old goldfish bowl we had laying around with a very small airstone since she wouldn't need heat but the current was too great.
Any thoughts as to the better way to go??