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WHITE STUFF ON GUPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 02-12-2008, 03:44 PM   #1
 
WHITE STUFF ON GUPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my Guppy had babies afew days ago and now she has white stuff on her body and the beggining part of her anal fin. i think its fungus I tryed to treat it with Ick clear.... i paniced.... but im not sure if that will take care of it. I think Maroxy will work... but i want ot wait for the other medication to wear off..... welll before i do i need help ... cna someone help me.... ps im trying ot get a picture....
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:14 PM   #2
 
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Please put the carbon back into your filter and do a water change of about 25% each day for 3 days to get rid of the ich medication. Ich is a parasite and that medication can be quite harsh on a fish with some other ailment. Ich medications can also be quite lethal to fry.

Can you move her to a quarantine tank? I'll wait for a picture to be sure this is fungus, then I will suggest a proper medication to help. Maroxy isn't real effective, especially with guppys.

What are your water params for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH? It's very important to know these numbers before adding medications to a tank. Any amount of ammonia or nitrite and a high nitrate level (over 40) can turn many meds toxic. You should never add any medication to an aquarium unless you know for sure what you're treating for and that the med you've chosen is safe for that type of fish. Not all fish can handle all types of medications, which is the reason there are so many out there.

What is your tank temp? What kind of foods are you feeding? How often?

I'll help as much as I can but I need info first and a pic would help a lot!
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
 
ok well ill give you all the info on that tommorow im going to the store and buying EVERYTHING. XD sorry im new at fish :(.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:48 PM   #4
 
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Before you head to the LFS...
When buying test kits be sure to invest in liquid test kits for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH. Test strips are useless and a waste of money, they are too inaccurate to be of any use. Dry tab kits are "so so", but much better than strips.
If investing in a quarantine tank, you'll want about 5 - 10 gallons with a sponge filter and a heater, no gravel but some fake plants will also be needed for shelter to avoid excess amounts of stress during treatment.

When filling the quarantine tank for the first time use 50 - 75% tank water if possible, from the main tank. Fill with clean water from there and it's instantly ready. Be prepared to do daily water changes on the quarantine tank when in use, 5 - 10% each day is usually enough to keep waste levels down. When using meds, always do water changes before the new dose and always wait 24 hrs after dosing before doing your water change to allow the meds to work at full strength.

I'll watch for your post tomorrow and will help all I can.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:08 PM   #5
 
ok ibought the drops the nittrate is in between 5 and 7 i changed the water liek you said... is it ok if i add the nitrite lowerer?... the ph is a little high i think its 7.6 exactly the ammonia im still waiting for i got one of those things that you stick to the tank and it shows alert, alarm , safe, toxic,. i couldnt find drops...it still hasnt shown anything. wait i think its on alarm i dont want to add the ammonia remover before i get your ok.. im not sure if its on alarm though i cant tell the difference... as for the picture my dad has the camera and hes not home..... but my guppy now also has it like the starting at the black dot to the starting of the anal fin......... well its just like cotton looking white stuff if u still need a pic ill have it definatly by tommorow. oh and btw i was lookign thru the forum nad i found out i need to have 1 male per 3 females.... i only have 1 female what do i do od i seperate them???
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:52 AM   #6
 
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At the moment seperating them would be the safest thing to do, this would allow you to treat the male in a quarantine tank without worry of the other fish and water quality. Fill the quarantine tank about 1/3 - 1/2 with water from the main tank, then fill up with clean water in both. Water change on one and safe enough to just swap the guppy over, no need to acclimate provided the temp is the same in both tanks. If there's any temp difference then acclimate the male over as if you first brought him home. If you can put him into a baggie and role the top down so it floats open, this will be the safest way to change temps.
The med you want to get is called fungus eliminator. I can show you where to find it online if you need help. Do not treat the tank with any other meds or salt, just the fungus eliminator according to the directions on the bottle. If you can't find this, let me know and I'll find something else for you that is safe. Once your male is well enough to return to the tank, add a lot of plants (plastic, silk, live any will work)... and I mean a lot. This will give your female plenty of places to hide away from him so she can rest. If you move things around once every few wks, this keeps him busy without bothering her while he's staking out new territory, and gives here a chance to find new places to hide.
Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:57 PM   #7
 
i have neons and zebras that had ick i freaked out too i didn't want them all to die i used ick clear tank buddies it took only one treatment and now my fish are ick free after 2 days just make sure there isn't any medication in the water before you treat them again or you might over dose tyour fish... the tank buddies worked great just be sure to remove the carbon from your filter while your treating it. you drop in one tablet per 10 gal of water it will turn your water a blue color but don't panic it goes away within a day if you have a hood on your tank open the lid to let the medication evaporate better and read the box before you do it... i took my shrimp, snails and pleco out befor i did it too just incase... good luck
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:06 PM   #8
 
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Ich is not a fungal infection, it's a parasite. If you use ich medication to treat a fungal infection you are likely to kill all of your fish.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:01 PM   #9
 
its my female guppy thats sick and now she came down to the bottom of the tank and wont swim shes stil alive here are some pics .. i cant find that at petsmart..... but i do have Maroxy from Mardel its a fungus remover can i use this of course after i put it in the quarintine tank ... ???

sorry best pic i can get wit hthe camera i have





ERR REPLY FAST I DONT WANT HER TO DIE :(
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:05 PM   #10
 
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Please put the carbon back into your filter and do a water change of about 25% each day for 3 days to get rid of the ich medication. Ich is a parasite and that medication can be quite harsh on a fish with some other ailment. Ich medications can also be quite lethal to fry.

Can you move her to a quarantine tank? I'll wait for a picture to be sure this is fungus, then I will suggest a proper medication to help. Maroxy isn't real effective, especially with guppys.

What are your water params for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH? It's very important to know these numbers before adding medications to a tank. Any amount of ammonia or nitrite and a high nitrate level (over 40) can turn many meds toxic. You should never add any medication to an aquarium unless you know for sure what you're treating for and that the med you've chosen is safe for that type of fish. Not all fish can handle all types of medications, which is the reason there are so many out there.

What is your tank temp? What kind of foods are you feeding? How often?

I'll help as much as I can but I need info first and a pic would help a lot!

lol wait forgot that u said it wasnt so affective well today ill go to antoher store with my dad but i cant go now it has to be like later :( got any other medication suggestions?
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