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Old 11-09-2014, 09:06 PM   #21
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Indeed I did mean you Aneamals.

I would slowly start lowering the temperature. A high temp is more likely to hurt than help if you are not dealing with Ich.
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Mine started that way. I could only see the spots if I got close and in certain lighting. Then it boomed and one clearly had it. With heat, salt, and ich guard they appear to be getting better.


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Old 11-09-2014, 09:32 PM   #23
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The reason I am hesitant to believe it is Ich is that it is only effecting the caudal and dorsal fins. Also, with the temps he has been running before he was able to get the temp to 86 I would have expected the existing visible Ich to be gone and replaced by new Ich spots.
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That's true. I only said what I did because my ich started like his and I hoped it was just the new led lighting showing tiny flaws on the one platys fin. I was wrong. I blame petsmart and their inability to control parasites due to all tanks using the same water.


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Old 11-09-2014, 09:54 PM   #25
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These are the best photos I could take where the fins were clearest.





The specks aren't really noticeable, and one of the photos looks like the tail fin has a huge white smudge, but it's just the dirty glass hehe.
There IS one spot that I can see in each photo, it's on a lower part of tail fin, just a tiny white dot.
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:05 PM   #26
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Indeed I did mean you Aneamals.

I would slowly start lowering the temperature. A high temp is more likely to hurt than help if you are not dealing with Ich.
Ok, I'll start lowering it tomorrow.
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:11 PM   #27
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That's true. I only said what I did because my ich started like his and I hoped it was just the new led lighting showing tiny flaws on the one platys fin. I was wrong. I blame petsmart and their inability to control parasites due to all tanks using the same water.


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Did you QT your fish for at least 2-4 weeks ?


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Old 11-09-2014, 10:15 PM   #28
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When fish get ick or velvet, do they immediately become lethargic and stop eating? Even though they only have 1 or 3 spots?
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:48 PM   #29
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I don't think you have ich.
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I don't think you have ich.
But does he have something else? Or do you think he's perfectly healthy?
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I've had those spots show up on fins and eventually disappear all on their own. I know what ich is, but I don't know what that is. As dalto eluded to, ich spreads to the body, eventually covering the fish, so if that's not happening then it's probably not ich.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:57 PM   #32
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I've had those spots show up on fins and eventually disappear all on their own. I know what ich is, but I don't know what that is. As dalto eluded to, ich spreads to the body, eventually covering the fish, so if that's not happening then it's probably not ich.
Ok, awesome. That's makes me feel better. XD
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Ahh guys! Things are not going well! Now my fish has MORE spots, and even the little one is getting spots too! I'm raising the temperature again. Could this really be ick? Should I buy some aquarium salt? Any brands I should get over others?
The fish are acting a little bit more jittery than usual, even the laid back big one. But they are still eating apparently.
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Are the spots on the fish as well or just the fins?

Pics would really be helpful.
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Are the spots on the fish as well or just the fins?

Pics would really be helpful.
I can't seem to notice spots on their bodies. I can only find them on their fins when they pass through the daylight. The spots are really really tiny, so maybe they do have them on their bodies, but it's hard to tell. I will try to take some more pictures today.
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Can you see the tiny white specks all over their fins?
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Thanks for the pictures. I hate to do this, but any chance you can clean the glass and then take new picks? I think that could help greatly.
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Thanks for the pictures. I hate to do this, but any chance you can clean the glass and then take new picks? I think that could help greatly.

I agree on the glass as it's pretty difficult to determine. Don't use glass cleaner. Wipe it with fresh water on a damp cloth then paper towel dry the water spots off.


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Thanks for the pictures. I hate to do this, but any chance you can clean the glass and then take new picks? I think that could help greatly.
Haha, that's totally fine, I get it. XD I did try to clean the glass actually, but I really gotta clean it more. Although, a lot of those smudges are actually bubbles from the filter. I will have to take the photos tomorrow though, as it's late where I am.
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I agree on the glass as it's pretty difficult to determine. Don't use glass cleaner. Wipe it with fresh water on a damp cloth then paper towel dry the water spots off.


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Awesome! I'll try that!
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