Aquarium & Tropical Fish Site

This repository is for research only. New discussions take place in our current Tropical Fish Forum.

Archivarium 2004
Repository of our 2003/2004 Topics
  HelpHelp   Search BoardSearch Board   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Check your private messagesCheck your private messages   Log inLog in   RegisterRegister 
midicine defying desease?
 Forum Index > Diseases and Disasters  Search Board
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
New Members

Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Location: johanessberg

PostPosted: 2003.09.07(Sun)11:17    Post subject: midicine defying desease? Reply with quote

HI. I wrote a article a while ago about copper tetras who had ich. Well I performed partial water changes evreyday for a week, still the situation didn't improve. So I used ick guard(by jungle) for 6 days, with 25% water changes, still the copper tetras showed signs of ick. I read up on the computer about the fish and found most people to see them as problem fish. Then I found out from the shop where I bought them, that most of the fish are kept at 8.6 pH. I thought this to be disgusting, so I will no longer be supporting them. Unfortunately euthenasia was the only option for the copper teras, as I even used another fungus remedie product from jungle.

I now have 2 head and tail light teras who I am monitoring closey. They seem to be doing fine in the same tank. However I have noticed milky white fungus growing on the black rubber parts(suction knobs) in the tank as well as the tubing. I have noticed snails eating this stuff before. What is this? Is it safe or could it be the desease? I also noticed a thin 5mm white worm moving around the tank. What could this be? If the desease is the white fungus on rubber parts in tank, what do I do as I really don't want to medicate any longer as my plants are suffering.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Derbyshire. England. UK

PostPosted: 2003.09.07(Sun)12:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't see your previous post, so can't comment.

pH 8.6 is not necessarily a factor causing these fish their problems.

Sounds like something else to me. Without readings and temperatures then we can't advise. Since you don't have these fish now then, theres no point.

When treating for ich, it is best to have your temperature to about 30'c also.

Fungus - Why do you think its fungus ?

More likely to be BBA - Black beard algae - forms small clumps, usually black or very dark, sometimes reddish in colour - Normal in Low tech tanks.

White worms - Maybe Planaria - Normal creatues that appear then dissapear, Usually appear when fish are fed to much, and lots of waste food available in the substrate.
Tell it how it is!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
 Forum Index > Diseases and Disasters All times are GMT - 6 Hours Search Board
Jump to:  
  You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2008 phpBB Group

oF <=> oC in <=> cm G <=> L