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FAQ: Scratching fish/white spots...is it Ich? What to do?
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Marcos Avila
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PostPosted: 2006.02.21(Tue)9:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume this is the 160 L tank in your profile. If so, your population level is OK, and if your test readings are correct then at least they're under control, although new tanks are always subject to other types of chemistry problems until they mature.

Increasing the temperature to 26
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PostPosted: 2006.02.21(Tue)9:22    Post subject: New starter Reply with quote

Could you please tell me, if I raise the temp up to 30c to kill White Spot, will this do my fish any harm? Confused
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PostPosted: 2006.02.21(Tue)9:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it will not harm your fish, but you should always observe them whenever you make any changes to make sure they are tolerating it well. Change the temperature slowly. Please read the article on using heat to treat ich. (Click Articles at left)
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PostPosted: 2006.02.23(Thu)2:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the obvious first guess is Ich (White Spot Disease). There are two very detailed articles about it in the Articles section:

http://www.aquahobby.com/e_articles.php#disease
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PostPosted: 2006.02.26(Sun)10:19    Post subject: Does this sound like Ich? Reply with quote

All my fish seem fine...swimming all over the place and eating great. I was looking in their and noticed 2 small white dots on one of my neon's fins. Do you think it is ich if so what would you recomend doing???
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PostPosted: 2006.02.26(Sun)12:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be, but might not be. I wouldn't add meds but you can slowly raise the temperature as if the fish does have ich. Read this article. Just raising the temperature at this early stage could be enough to cure it if it is ich.
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PostPosted: 2006.02.26(Sun)12:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I visited the LFS and he gave me some preventative/treatment. I brought a water sample in and also found out that I was only half way thorough the cycle so he gave me bacteria to put into the tank.
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Faya
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PostPosted: 2006.02.28(Tue)18:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Marcus. I finally concluded that myself and treated him for ich. He seems fine now.
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PostPosted: 2006.03.03(Fri)19:34    Post subject: white spot on fin Reply with quote

I have an Angel fish that has a tiny white spot on its pectoral fin, the one on the sides that are constantly in motion. Is that the correct term for it?

I noticed this spot about four days ago. It is growing very slowly. The fish seems healthy enough, there has been no change in its habits. The water is fine and super clean, no other fish have problems.

Does anyone know what this spot might be and want to do about it.
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Constantine24
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PostPosted: 2006.03.04(Sat)2:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first thing that comes to mind is Ich, especially if it looks like a grain of salt. Type up Ich in the "search board" option at the top of this page and you'll get many threads about this topic.
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