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Old 02-12-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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White spot?

Does this look like white spot on my Idol? Eating well but looking closely I see spots?Click image for larger version

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Old 02-12-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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yea looks like ich
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What I was worries about!! What should I be doing..hypo or copper
No other fish shoes signs but I know it's living in the dt!!
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is the fish scratching or doing anything out of the ordinary???

if it isn't I would probably go hypo if anything.... as it is a slow process to setup and if the ich isn't that bad then it should be ok. hypo is a bit easier on the fish rather than copper..... but I personally do copper though..... I like to make sure those suckers are dead

also if its in the dt... youll probably find that the ich is in the dt whether the morish idol is in qt or not.

ich needs to host fish to survive.... if you want to kill the ich in the dt... you've pretty much got to remove all fish from dp for 6-8 weeks.
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Ok, thanks alco..I will start to do more research ASAP! Btw he has not been flashing or scratching on rocks that I've noticed...sure hope I can help him.
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Does ick and white spot disease both require the same fallow period?
Reason in asking is idols I've read are prone to white spot disease
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:42 PM   #7
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ich and white spot is the same thing.... just different names.

yep so same method.... hypo or copper. the only 2 things that have a real proven success rate
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is the fish scratching or doing anything out of the ordinary???

if it isn't I would probably go hypo if anything.... as it is a slow process to setup and if the ich isn't that bad then it should be ok. hypo is a bit easier on the fish rather than copper..... but I personally do copper though..... I like to make sure those suckers are dead

also if its in the dt... youll probably find that the ich is in the dt whether the morish idol is in qt or not.

ich needs to host fish to survive.... if you want to kill the ich in the dt... you've pretty much got to remove all fish from dp for 6-8 weeks.

Ok so if I go hypo then that's all done in display tank right? Not quite sure what you mean by removing all fish for 6/8 weeks...I don't have anything big enough to quarantine
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the issue with doing hypo in the DT is that it may kill your BB in there.....

so ich generally can survive without a host for 6-8 weeks.

that why if you remove the fish from the DT and leave it empty for 6-8weeks then the ich will die out on its own with no additives
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the issue with doing hypo in the DT is that it may kill your BB in there.....

so ich generally can survive without a host for 6-8 weeks.

that why if you remove the fish from the DT and leave it empty for 6-8weeks then the ich will die out on its own with no additives
Thanks Alco, I know I have to do something..it's just seems to be such a daunting task either way...will continue to research and update if anything changes
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