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Old 08-15-2015, 11:44 PM   #1
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ICK white spot :(

I have 2 clown loaches only bought 4days (before picture taken) I noticed the are covered in white spots.... I have (from research) turned my temp up to 27c it's been 6days now and from the photo I posted the loaches have 0 spots I also done 80% water change. I have not bought any treatment for "ICK" just turned the temperature up couple degrees and my loaches look great just wondering if I should actually buy spot treatment or just leave it as my other fish look happy and are feeding very well. ( heard clown loaches don't react well with chemical treatments) but from the photo (5-6) days ago they look fantastic unfortunately I can't get a updated photo as they are hiding away lolClick image for larger version

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Every so often I'll see heat treatment work at a temp below 30C. If treatment is working as is I'd leave it and skip the meds but just keep a very close eye on them as these cases are rare. I have had schools of fish infected with ich while catfish and loaches are fine so do think it is possible for a fish in an infected tank to avoid getting infected.

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I would definitely increase the temp to 30 degrees celcius. The cyclical life of ich means it can and often does disappear for a while then comes raging back worse than before.

You dont need meds, but higher temp would be highly recommended
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ICK white spot :(

If nothing works than use medication. I have ich in my tank right now and am using medication. (WaterLife protozin) I had ich in my tank before and when I used the medication, it worked great. I really recommend it because, it can treat multiple diseases like fungus, not just ich. The treatment should also be safe with scaleless fish as I had cories in my tank when I treated them.


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