Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-26-2005, 01:46 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Indiana USA
Posts: 160
Best treatment for black spot?

I'd like to get opinions on the best treatment for black spot disease...any suggestions?
__________________

__________________
Kari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2005, 02:55 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: florida
Posts: 230
Send a message via AIM to thatmagicguy Send a message via Yahoo to thatmagicguy
There are many reasons that fish may have black spots,,depending on the species of fish,,and the genetic line it comes from there may be black spots from pigment alone, and not nescessarily posing a health risk. Bettas come to mind,,many strains of bettas have black spots around the head region.

Some wild types of fish like silvr dollars, pacus, and even piranhas will have a parasite whose larvae appear as black spots. Cercaria sp come to mind. These require snails and even birds to carry out their life cycle and in the absence of these the parasite cannot carry out it's life cycle.

You didn't make any comments about what is specifically going on in your tank so it is hard to give precise advice, but I can say that you should not add any medications until you've diagnosed specifically what you have,,and as long as the wate quality is perfect then I'd be skeptical about adding anything. Bill
__________________

__________________
thatmagicguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 04:29 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MOntana
Posts: 15
Cae

chinese algae eater is bloated and has black spots all over them, is this black ick? because he was gold.

Shelley
__________________
Fish are peaceful and happy to have in a home.
God's creatures are special like us.

Dolphin
fish lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
black spot, eat, spot, treatment

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black Spot on my clownfish skae310 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 11 02-02-2010 11:27 AM
Garlic Cure For White Spot & Other Methods Of Treatment toxic_vix Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 13 03-17-2009 07:01 AM
Black spot? zacdl Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 07-06-2005 03:18 PM
Black Spot? seafan Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 9 10-16-2004 11:12 PM
The Black Spot! gear-head Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 10 09-18-2004 11:54 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×