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  1. What's going on with my sister's Pleco??? :\

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    1. Size of tank? 10 Gallon 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia? 2.0 (didn't realize it was so high... I checked it every week since we first got the tank with the exception of the past couple weeks. The readings were low and everything else was at 0 so I guess I overlooked it. Not sure why it is so...
  2. Keeping Neon tetras/Black Neon Tetras

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I bought 4 black neon tetras and eventually they got ich and died. Just 4 days after my purchase. It sucked. My aquarium is in a air conditioned room but the weather here is tropical. AC is not hitting my AQ directly it's pointed in another direction. AC is not always on only at night sometimes...
  3. White moving spots in aquarium glass/fish has ich

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    Hi everyone, my friend just bought me a fish tank kit and fish for me beginning of this year for my birthday and today is the 3rd week of January. I notice white moving spots on the glass of the aquarium and only one fish has ich and a sore on the head. Few others have ich too but the rest have...
  4. My Fish Are Dying but not from Ich?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello! My planted 10 gallon has had a string of recent casualties lately. All 3 cherry barbs have died and 1 Cardinal Tetra (Leaving only 4 Cardinal Tetras, my Betta, and my BN Pleco left). I know it was a bit overstocked but its pretty heavily planted so I figured it was fine. Anyways, my...
  5. Massive ich outbreak - What else to do?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I introduced three new fish (clown loaches) without putting them in quarantine first. I feel like a massive idiot. The next morning after adding the loaches, I noticed one of them had some white specks I hadn't seen the day before. I've never had ich in my tank, but recognized it right away...
  6. Serpae tetra swimming in place w/ a few white spots

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I just got a serpae tetra in a little tank from a friend who said that the fish wouldn't die and he was tired of it. It his tank, the fish went in the car from his house to my house. Unsurprisingly, he was acting weirdly, swimming in place in a back corner of the tank. Later that day he started...
  7. 10 Gal Guppy Tank - Ich

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    Hey.. I haven't been on here in a while due to being busy preparing for my wedding coming up this weekend.. Well, during this time, I went out and impulse bought a 10 gal tank and 3 Guppies. I got them about two weeks ago. Everthing was going great the first few days, but then I ended up house...
  8. Is this ich or something else?

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    I have a mixed community tank and a few days ago noticed a single white spot on the head of one of my black mollies. I took a photo to the local shop who said it was white spot, having never had this in the tank yet I assumed they knew what they were talking about and got the treatment they...
  9. Columnaris Angel??

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I'm devastated my angel is sick! He looked like he has ich and fungus Friday, but within a few hours it looked it like almost disappeared. I still went out and got tetra fungus guard and have been treating him since. I just did a 30% water change, and noticed my ammonia is a bit high. My ph is...
  10. Frustrated and perplexed... One of my fish has had ich for more than 3 weeks now

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I bought a dwarf honey gourami about 3 weeks ago. I always check my fish before I put them in the tank but somehow I managed to let this guy get in there with two spots of ich on him. over the course of a few days, I slowly raised the temperature up to 86. He has had three salt bathd and only...
  11. White Spots???

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    We have got white spots on our tank. They are largish and almost like snowflakes. We DO have snails and it could be eggs, and I'm considering the possibility of Ich, but there isn't any white spots on the fish. Any help is appreciated.
  12. So I gave my Clown Loach 2 new friends... Problem: One of them has ICH

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Last time when I bought my two original clown loaches, one of them must have had some ich, which went undetected and it spread to my entire tank! The loaches got Very sick but thankfully with some TLC and the heat method, They just barely pulled through. While all of my other fish had maybe 2-3...
  13. Does my Blood Parrot have Ich? or does its tail just have white spots? (PIC)

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I have been using heat for the past 2 weeks now to treat my blood parrot for what I thought was Ich. I noticed some salt like granules when I first got him. Since then they have fallen off. However,the white spots remained and I haven't really noticed a change. Is this just the way a blood...
  14. White spots--not ich

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I ordered two rice fish (Oryzias woworae) and they each have white spots that are not ich. The spots look a bit too large for ich,(although still small of course) for one thing. For another thing, there are only two spots on each fish. I have not run across this before. The spots are almost...
  15. Switching from Paraguard to Rid-Ich for Ich treatment

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi All, I have a 73g freshwater, planted tank that I have been treating to for Ich. Ph ranges from 6.8-7.2, Ammonia 0, KH 4, GH 8, Nitrite O, Nitrate 5. API Test kits. Temperature currently at 82F. Stable aquarium. I have clown loaches, kuli loaches, sumatra 2 spot catfish, red serervides...
  16. Ich Treatment Options and Prevention

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I have a 20 gal tank with 2 corydoras; 1 pleco; 4 neon tetras; 4 platies. I have religiously cleaned and changed 25%-35% water weekly. The water tests usually are very good except I have hard water and the pH is about 7.6-7.8. The aquarium is planted has been well established for 3 months...
  17. Almost dead Dwarf Gourami, PLEASE HELP!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    First of all, sorry for not being on here for a while, my life's been good but busy. My poor little dwarf gourami, Neo got ich about a week after I got him from the pet store. I raised the temp to 88 in the tank and he seemed to get better. Today though, I found him lying almost flat on the...
  18. Tank Cycling (unexpectedly) expert opinion needed

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I've been keeping fish for 6 years now, so i like to think i'm somewhere around "intermediate" when it comes to issues with tanks. This is my first post to one of these forums, so please bear with me, as i need to be as descriptive as possible here... I was required to move, and also out-grew...
  19. I need to separate shrimp and plants for ich treatment

    Freshwater Shrimp
    My fish are having a minor, but prolonged, bout of ich at the moment. I am using the heat method, but cysts are still visible on my neon tetras after (I believe) 4 days. So I am hoping to put my aquarium salt to use. Only problem is that I don't want to expose my RCS or Wisteria to this...
  20. ick/ich?

    Livebearers
    38 gallong, filtered, 78F, o nitrites and ammonia, around 40 on nitrates, stocked with neon tetra, glolight tetra, silver molly, dalmation molly, (fry dalmation,fry black molly) black molly. noticed i have new fry today. apple snails. 1 of my black mollies has white stuff on her.best way i can...
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