I am about to tear my hair out! I discovered white "salt" spots on my tetras last saturday and that same night my Platy "Sunshine" gave birth. After asking advice, sunday night I started treatment with RidIch+ as per the Aquamaniacs article http://www.aquamaniacs.net/ich.html
Well, I am still treating the ich and several of the tetra *Still* seem to have a few white specks (though they are small). So far I have lost 2 tetras, 1 neon and an oto and I am nervous about all my other fish! My tetras are all kinda pale and washed out and the smallest neon looks in sad shape... also i noticed that their fins are looking a bit tattered as well.
Also my Platies are acting strange, they are at the top of the water line all the time! (especially my blue platy "Moonshadow") I was afraid she was dead, she was so still. They do not seem to be gulping for air, but they are just floating there... they will readily swim when I tap on the glass. Also my 2 Julii Cories are less active than they normally are. I am just afraid I will lose all my fish!!
At least the babies seem to be doing well.
Here are the vitals:
Nitrate: under 5
Aeration and filter: Bubble wall and Penguin 125 biowheel filter
Water change amount/frequency: 25% water change every night before medicating as per instructions.
Water additives/conditioners/pH adjusters: Amquel and Novaqua with water changes. RidIch+
What, how much and how often are the fish fed: Medi-gold 2X per day, Algae tab 1X per week. Liquifry 1X per day.
Tank inhabitants (number, size and type of fish):
2 Cardinals, 3 Neons
2 Platys (plus 3 tiny babies)
2 Julii Corys
1 Golden Zebra Loach (1.5" currently)