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  • #304565

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Waterlife’s Protozin is, imo, the best medicine available for dealing with whitespot.

    However I’m not sure how young fry would cope with the medicine.. Mr Ford?

    #304570

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Do you know I’ve never had to dose a tank of livebearer fry…although I suspect their tolerance would be substantially lower than the adults. Try raising the temperature and see if that does the trick before you add any medications guys.

    #304572

    Ross
    Participant

    The temperature is at 26’c at the minute, how high should i go. I have heard that 30’c is best??? is this to high?

    Ross and Ruth

    #304575

    dunc
    Keymaster

    30°C is usually the temperature people recommend raising to when trying to deal with whitespot. Higher is better but very few fish will tolerate 30+ for any period of time.

    If you’re raising the temperature, make sure there’s plenty of aeration in the tank – an airstone or a filter outflow breaking up the surface of the water.

    #304576

    Ross
    Participant

    we have a bubble stone at the bottom of the tank which i will turn up whilst the temp is raised.

    cheers for the help

    oh by the way how long should we have it at 30’c?? 3 – 4 days, 1 week? 2 weeks?

    Thanks

    Ross and Ruth

    #304579

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Andrew wrote a good article on whitespot which can be found here. Please excuse the awful layout etc, as I explained in the other post, the knowledge base isn’t finished

    #304580

    Ross
    Participant

    i will take a look at it now cheers.
    i cant keep up with you on the forums /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    #304581

    Ross
    Participant

    ok we have turned the tank up to 30’c and i also have some aquarium salt although i dont know the type (marine or freshwater) like it states in the ICH profile.

    Also the fish have small white fluff onthem not grians like sugar. Is this ICH or something else. The aquarium is fairly new 2 -3 Weeks old so almost cycled but i do 3* weekly water changes of about 30 – 40 %. So water shouldnt be a problem but may be the culprit. also they were moved from another tank so they may have caught it from there before being transfered.

    Except i havent seen any signs of it in the other tank…..

    Thanks Ross and Ruth

    #304582

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Any chance you can get some pictures?

    Don’t treat the tank with anything (including salt) until we can accurately diagnose the problem.

    #304590

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yes pictures would definitely help. Also if you’ve raised the temperature in the fry tank you should probably increase the frequency of feedings a bit (little and often is best) as the wee buggers’ metabolic rate will be comparitively faster.

    #304594

    Ruth
    Participant

    hello people /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” />

    Attached files

    #304596

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hi Ruth, that isn’t ich. It looks like something bacterial or protozoan in origin. Have you already dosed the tank with any medications or not?

    #304597

    Ross
    Participant

    hey matt

    we have added AQUAMEDIK antiseptic solution. 1 dose of 10ml. it says do this once every 6 days. max 4 times. we only did this once on thurs. and we havent seen any improvement yet.

    #304604

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Antiseptic? Hmm. I highly recommend a product called Melafix, although I’m not sure if it’s available in Norway. I’m also starting to think that your local shop is buying their livebearers from a dodgy supplier, as it’s only them that seem affected by these continual ailments. Best of luck!

    #304605

    Ross
    Participant

    i havent seen anything like that over here. they all seem to stock tetra products. im going to look in on my lunch tomorrow to see if i can find something like it.

    Do you think it might help to remove some of the fry to another tank with no other fish in? or do you think they would just contaminate that 1 too???

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