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Possible ick, Please help
Old 01-06-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
 
Possible ick, Please help

I just got home from work and found one of my mollies dead, i kept looking and it seems like another mollie has a huge white spot on its mouth. Tell me what you think
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
 
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I just got home from work and found one of my mollies dead, i kept looking and it seems like another mollie has a huge white spot on its mouth. Tell me what you think

That does not look like Ich. How long have you had the fish? Ich symptoms include small white spots on the fish, as if they've been sprinkled with sugar/salt. Could be some type of fungus (cotton mouth disease).

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Old 01-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
 
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That does not look like Ich. How long have you had the fish? Ich symptoms include small white spots on the fish, as if they've been sprinkled with sugar/salt. Could be some type of fungus (cotton mouth disease).

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Thatnks a lot I put 2 teaspoons of salt in the tank and they seem fine now
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
 
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Thatnks a lot I put 2 teaspoons of salt in the tank and they seem fine now
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How big is your tank? I think you can safely add a tsp per 5 gallons for most fish. Salt can be good for fish that are under stress and help a number of problems. Just keep observing. Glad they seem to be doing better :)

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Old 01-08-2012, 08:12 AM   #5
 
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How big is your tank? I think you can safely add a tsp per 5 gallons for most fish. Salt can be good for fish that are under stress and help a number of problems. Just keep observing. Glad they seem to be doing better :)

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I have a 20 gallon it seems to be going away and now it's eating but I was wondering if salt can harm dwarf frogs. My one frog is floating near the top were as before it used to hide all the time.
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I have a 20 gallon it seems to be going away and now it's eating but I was wondering if salt can harm dwarf frogs. My one frog is floating near the top were as before it used to hide all the time.
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The floating near the top is normal. As far as there is no bloating, things are likely normal. They can float like that for long periods. As far as salt, I have no clue. I'd google that and see what you can learn. You can also try posting in another section, and see if someone who knows about ADF gives you some info.

Okay, just googled that. One piece of info, says you can add aqarium salt to treat certain illnesses, another says do not add salt to the water (probably referring to regular salt). So, you may have a problem with treating your fish and keeping the frog alive. Can you pull the frog out and keep him in another heated container for a short time?

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Old 01-08-2012, 09:52 AM   #7
 
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The floating near the top is normal. As far as there is no bloating, things are likely normal. They can float like that for long periods. As far as salt, I have no clue. I'd google that and see what you can learn. You can also try posting in another section, and see if someone who knows about ADF gives you some info.

Okay, just googled that. One piece of info, says you can add aqarium salt to treat certain illnesses, another says do not add salt to the water (probably referring to regular salt). So, you may have a problem with treating your fish and keeping the frog alive. Can you pull the frog out and keep him in another heated container for a short time?

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I got home today and the frog was dead. :(
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:03 AM   #8
 
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I got home today and the frog was dead. :(
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Aw, sorry. Poor little frog. Probably was the salt

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Old 01-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #9
 
Two teaspoons of aquarium salt in a 20 gallon tank couldn't possibly have killed that frog IMO. I don't have any dwarf frogs myself, but a quick search shows that they should be able to tolerate salt as well as fish. I put one tablespoon per five gallons in all my tanks. It might be a little more than I really need, but my fish thrive. I have 5 serpae tetras, 5 danios, a flame gourami, 3 cherry barbs and a red-tailed shark in two different tanks and they all have beautiful colors. I also have 9 dwarf gouramis that I recently rescued and they don't have any complaints about the water either now that they can breath again. Of course most plants hate it, so I don't have great luck with them.
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