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Old 03-14-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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Ich? Help! Newbie

I bought a six lined wrasse one week ago today. He had a white spot on him I noticed when I got him home. I put him in my quarantine tank (was never in my dt) and have been treating with a herbal ick treatment. A week later, the white dot is still there and hasn't gotten bigger or smaller. There are no other white dots on him anywhere. Does ick normally spread or will it stay in one spot like that? Does that sound like ick? Water parameters are all at zero.
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Ick normally spreads it sounds like it could just be coloration on the fish but I also don't know the natural coloration of that kind of fish off the top of my head. I'd say keep treating for another week maybe raise temp a few degrees and see how it goes from there. I'd say keep him in qt for another 2 weeks though to be s safe
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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Do you have a picture?
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Ill try to get one and post but he is still pretty shy. He is getting used to me and coming out more.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:34 PM   #5
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It's probably not coloration, but if it is a single spot, it could just be a scrape from bring netted. Ich tends to not just stay as one spots. See if you can get a picture, but I know those wrasses can be skittish and don't always pose for pictures.

The herbal treatment is probably not going to do anything if that is Ich. Treatments don't "cure" and if you are using QT (good for you) the main idea is to make sure any new purchases are healthy/disease-free or cured prior to putting them in your DT. Otherwise, its almost pointless.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:43 PM   #6
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How long do ick spots stay on a fish?
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:54 PM   #7
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i know the temp of the water effects how long. guess 2-4 days if it normal ich
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:37 PM   #8
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So...white spot still there 12 days later. I haven't actually treated for ick. I read on one forum if you feed fish well regularly and kept water parameters in check, the ick would heal on its own. I've now read that isn't true. HOWEVER...no new spot has come up, swimming fine, never has been scratching. Could it possibly be ick? Going out of town next week so I won't be able to start a copper treatment. Of course I'm thinking its likely just a white spot? Will leave in quarantine while I'm gone. Any other advice anyone can give?
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:26 AM   #9
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Is the spot raised or look like a grain of salt? If its just a white SPOT prob not ick
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This may sound strange, but its hard to tell if it is raised. I don't think it is, but not totally sure. When watching him, he usually shows me the side without the spot. He is getting more used to me so maybe the more I watch, I will be able to tell. I've spent lots of time trying to tell if the spot is raised the past couple of days.
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