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I noticed my fan tail(Sunny) had 3 little white spots on his tail after a water change 2 weeks ago. Did a ton of research, and decided it was probably ich. Read up on treating with heat and salt. Wanted to be sure so I waited to see if it spread a little. It didn't for almost a week. Him and his two tank mates were acting fine, eating, swimming, no rubbing on anything and all that. The other two never showed any signs, but I did see that Sunny's tail had a few more small spots on it. So I decided to take action before it got out of hand. Yesterday I did another 50% water change(My usual day is Saturday) and started slowly raising the water temp, and added extra aeration. Added 1tsp per gallon aquarium salt, and again 12 hrs later. (Everything I read said raise it .1% every 12hrs till .3) Got the temp from 72°f to 80°f over that 12hr period as well. Woke up this morning and Sunny's spots are all gone! I know I would traditionally add salt 1 more time and get heat to at least 84°f and keep it there a week. But now I'm confused. Everything says it will get worse before better, but he already looks like new. Should I continue as planned just in case, or was it something different altogether?

 

TANK INFO:

55 gal w/ 10 gallons in sump

Safe and Prime conditioner

Bare bottom

Omega one sinking pellets, peas, broccoli, spinach

1 3in fan tail

1 2 1/2 in Blackmoore

1 2 1/2 in common (I know, I know she is the reason I added a sump, and I am OCD about testing and water changes. Daughter went to fair with friends and brought her back)

Water parameters are checked twice a week using API master test liquid

Before WC:

0 ammonia

0 nitrite

5-10 nitrates

 

Mid week

0 ammonia

0 nitrite

0-5

 

*I posted this in another Goldfish forum 2-3 weeks ago and never got a response. This week I noticed he has been bottom sitting and the spots are back, but on the other side. Eats fine, other tank mates are fine. I completely confused. I got the heat to 84 and left the salt at .2 for the week. Figured I'd rather be safe than sorry. Please help?

 

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That isn't ich. Bit of excess slime maybe or little "blips" from the tail maybe bending etc. Nothing to worry about IMO. A disease assistant will be along soon with a second opinion. 

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Thank you! It's been frustrating. The pictures really don't show how White the spots are, and his tail is tail is wrinkled looking.

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I agree with Myra, Looks like little kink type things in the fins.

 

Have you ever treated with Prazi?

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I really appreciate the responses!No, other than the salt I've not used anything. They have never shown any signs of illness until this. Do you have any idea what could be causing the kinks?

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Kinks sometimes just happen, I see spots like your sometimes when I need to Prazi.

If you can get some Prazi Pro, or any other type of Praziquantel,  I'd recommend doing some rounds of that.

Hikari says that Prazi Pro shouldn't be used with Salt, so I usually leave it out, but Ive also used it with salt.

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Thank you I'll look around for it.

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By the way, I forgot to say, what the Praziquantal will treat is Flukes, I've seen flukes cause marks like that. I treat any new fish I get in and do rountine rounds on my tanks every 6 months or so.

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3 hours ago, FishyMandy said:

By the way, I forgot to say, what the Praziquantal will treat is Flukes, I've seen flukes cause marks like that. I treat any new fish I get in and do rountine rounds on my tanks every 6 months or so.

The other med you can get if you find it is General Cure it has Prazi and Metro in it :) 

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We get those little bumps in here too.  Generally speaking it will only be something like ichnor another parasite if there has been exposure to another fish, plant, or tank environment within six to eight weeks :)  There are other things that can pop up with stress but rarely is it parasitic if that is the case.  Viral, yes, but rarely a parasite.

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