Today I noticed my Pleco is covered in white spots. How unfortunate. Even more unfortunate is that I used the water from the 55 gallon tank he is in to set up a 10 gallon platy breeding tank. To top it all off, my pregnant platy gave birth on its way home from the pet store, so now I have fry in danger of getting ick.
I'm going to try pima fix or similar medication for my 55 to see if it clears up along with salt and a partial water change.
Is there anything I can do for the 10 gallon without risking death to my first batch of fry?
None of my other fish are exhibiting symptoms, with the exception of my aralius barb who has been sitting with a more vertical disposition than normal, but is also brightening in color and being more active than usual. Perhaps it's the 4 addition baby aralius I just added.
55 gallon, 3 weeks from a full water change, 74 degrees, Very hard water 300ppm, slightly alkaline 7.5 or so (nothing I can do about those last 2, city water sucks and I use good dechlorinator) Nitrate and nitrite levels unknown. 70 gallon capacity 3 stage HOB power filter with bioballs and foam for filter media (carbon is annoying) Gravel looks a bit dirty. Good heater
The 10 gallon has the 55 gallon water, a 10 gallon HOB filter with carbon, sponge, and bio material plus a 10 gallon capacity air pump with fine bubble stone. Fry are in a screen.
Food, High quality flake diet, Tuboflex worm cubes, Algae wafers, and Hikari first start something or other for the fry. No heater, tank temp is 74