1~What type of fish is afflicted?
Clown Loach... maybe Platie
2~What are your tank parameters?
Nitrate- 20 , Amonia-0, PH-74, Nitrite- 0
, Temp. 82
3~ How large is the tank? How long has the tank been set up?
43 Gallon Hexagon, Over 9 months
4~What type of filtration are you using? Please give the name and number.
Penguin Bio-Wheel 170 Power Filter, 170 GPH
5~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are their current sizes?
1 med Pictus Catfish, 1 med Parrot Fish, 1 med Algea Eater, 1 med Blue Botia, 1 small Clown Loach, Two Platies, 1 Rainbow Shark
6~When is the last time you did a water change and vacuum the gravel? October 4 2008 How often do you do this? Every 2 weeks How much water do you remove at a time?8-10 Gallons
7~How long have you had the fish? 2 weeks
If the fish is new, how did you acclimate it/them? Floated bag in water for half an hour while adding tank water to the bag.
8~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlorinator, new substrate, etc.? I have added Nitraban-2 doses since the Nitrate was so high, Ammonia Detox 2 doses since the ammonia was a little high and PH regulator. All during Oct 4 water change
9~What kind of food have you been feeding your fish, have you changed their diet recently? Small blood worms every other day and small amount of flakes on off days.
Ok, now that i have answered all the questions...
This is my small clown loach. I have had him for about 2 weeks. I bought him to give company to my larger clown loach but he died within a couple days. I also bought the 2 Platies and Rainbow Shark the same day. I also had a White Skirt Tetra who died today who had been in my tank from the begginning.
I am worried that what the clown loach has on him is ICH, but I am not sure. There are these small white partcals floating around the tank that make me think this is what is sticking to him. I am not sure because I have never delt with ICH before. I think one of my Platies are catching the spots too. I have turned the temp up slightly and it is now at 82 F.Take a look and tell me what you think. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.
Platie with a few spots... there is more on the Clown Loach
You can see the white spots floating around...