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Old 06-24-2006, 10:26 PM   #1
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ok this is weird my one yes just 1 neon has white spots on him the other fish are fine HELP what is it and will it kill my other fish
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:29 PM   #2
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It sounds like ich. Does it look like a sugar granual?
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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should i just put him in a seperate tank if i take him out with the tank still have ich? PLEASE HELP
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:33 PM   #4
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If it is ich, seperating him will not help because all of the fish have been exposed. Increase the temp in the tank to 87 degrees and keep it there for 2 weeks after the last speck has disappeared.
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:36 PM   #5
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my guppies,frys,and the other neons wont die will they or should i just get some treatment for it
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:37 PM   #6
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No, they won't die. Just increase the temp slowly, maybe 1 degree per hour. You could buy the treatments but most say to increase the temp anyway. I am not a fan of using unnecessary chemicals and IMO ich treatments are unnecessary.
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then after the two weeks are up just turn the temp to normal or do i decrease it slowly i was thinking of getting dwarf frogs to put in the tank but i have chinese algae eaters
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decrease it slowly because if you put it back to normal fast...that could harm the fish ...they dont like temperature changes....
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:52 PM   #9
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so i should just wait to get any more neons or dwarf frogs
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:55 PM   #10
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Yes, wait. Never add fish to a sick tank.
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:18 PM   #11
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adding salt is also suppose to be used with water temp...

get some freshwater aquarium salt, and add 1 maybe 2 TBL per gal, although some people dont agree with salt, i used it anyways and it worked
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i looked at the one neon i was talking about it doesnt have white spots its just real pale . paler then the other ones is it sick?
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You don't have to use the salt. You can, but it is fine to use just the heat method.
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If the fish doesn't have little white specs like salt granules, then you don't have ick and don't need to turn the temp up. But if he's looking sick and pale, I would QT him, as well a monitor the other tank as well. But until we get a little more info, it's hard to tell what might be wrong with him. How are your water conditions? What's the current temp of the water? ph? ammonia? nitrite and nitrate?
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If you raise the temps to treat for ich, either lower the water or add an airstone to increase aeration in the water as the higher temps will decrease the oxygen in the water.

I agree with Wolf if the fish doesn't have white spots then it isn't ich. Is he eating normally? Answering the following questions will help us help you.

1~What type of fish is afflicted? In addition, please describe what is wrong with the fish to the best of your ability (i.e. cotton like growth, bloated, etc.).
2~What are your tank parameters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, temp, pH)? Please give exact values.
3~ How large is the tank? How long has the tank been set up?
4~What type of filtration are you using? Please give the name and number (i.e. Fluval 304) and amount of gph if known.
5~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are their current sizes?
6~When is the last time you did a water change and vacuum the gravel? How often do you do this? How much water do you remove at a time?
7~How long have you had the fish? If the fish is new, how did you acclimate it/them?
8~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlorinator, new substrate, etc.?
9~What kind of food have you been feeding your fish, have you changed their diet recently?
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i found a article on ich i looked at the picture of the fish that had it and my fish has the same thing what really works the best? Can my guppies stand the higher temperature and can my fry take it?


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Your fish will be fine at the higher temps and your fry are far more at risk with the ich than the higher temps IMO. Make sure to add extra aeration when the temps are up. You can lower the water level a bit to create a splash.
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Good info here, one thing I saw while reading the whole thread that you may have been confused about is that you want to wait 2 weeks AFTER the last spot dissapears before beginning to lower the heat. One of your earlier posts made me think you were going to just wait two weeks and lower it.
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the one neon i was talking about died this morning i went to petco today and asked them about it and they said that i should get the fry out and treat the tank because the rising of the temperature would kill them and they dont think they would make it thru the treatment so i had to go out and get another tank
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