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Possible White Spot/ Ich


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Hi all,

Test Results for the Following:

Ammonia Level? 0

Nitrite Level? 0.3

Nitrate level? very pale pink

Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)? 8ish

Ph Level out of the Tap? 8ish

Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running? 20g for 3 months

What is the name and size of the filter/s?Fluval 1 and 4

How often do you change the water and how much? once a week 20%

How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 5inchers

What kind of water additives or conditioners? various brands

Any medications added to the tank? Interpret internal bacteria

Add any new fish to the tank? no

What do you feed your fish? Japan Gold, gel food, fresh veg. brine shrimp

Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt", bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? tiny white markings

Any unusual behavior like staying

at the bottom, not eating, ect..? more aggressive, lots of sleeping

Okay am on day 6 of treatment for internal bacteria for stringly white poo, this seems to be better now.

both fish had a couple of white marks on their tails that were round and looked like discolouration.

Over the last few days Pablo's has stayed the same but Dylans seem more peppered with tiny white dots.

Shall i asume this is white spot/ich and begin treatment.

Do I just go with the salt treatment and daily vacuming.

Temp is getting quite low now as winter sets in. During the summer it was around 25 and now below 20.

Should I be getting a heater. They aer sleeping more than usual although still happy and eating well. No rubbing or flicking but can be very aggressive with each other.

Many thanks in advance

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If it looks like grains of salt then yes it is ich. Once you have stopped the internal meds do a 40% water change. The best way is to use heat and salt or you can buy something like protozin to use.

Just as a side note you would be better doing 30% each week or 25% twice a week to try stop bacterial infections.

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:D Thanks Sandy,

I have difficulty getting a proper look as he darts around so much when I am pearing in. But I am thinking that s what it is.

So is it either or with the meds and salt treatments rather than both?

If Im going for the Salt and heater what temp is best?

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