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Old 06-26-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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salt intolerant fish?

This morning I found white spots on my clown loaches. Im going to try the salt and increased water temperature method. What fish are intolerant to salt? In my tank I have: Gouramis, Angels, Mollies, Swordtails, Green tiger barbs, Golden dojo loach, clown loaches, and ghost shrimp. Thanks for the help!
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This morning I found white spots on my clown loaches. Im going to try the salt and increased water temperature method. What fish are intolerant to salt? In my tank I have: Gouramis, Angels, Mollies, Swordtails, Green tiger barbs, Golden dojo loach, clown loaches, and ghost shrimp. Thanks for the help!
Do not use Salt on Scaleless fish like Clown Loaches!

Sounds like you have ich so it's best to use the heat method ... slowly increase the temp to 88F over the next day and keep it at that temp for a week after the last sign of ich.

You'll want to do constant gravel vacs and maybe add an airstone for increased aeration.
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Do not use Salt on Scaleless fish like Clown Loaches!

Sounds like you have ich so it's best to use the heat method ... slowly increase the temp to 88F over the next day and keep it at that temp for a week after the last sign of ich.

You'll want to do constant gravel vacs and maybe add an airstone for increased aeration.
Started the heat method about an hour ago. Cant use a gravel vac as it is a sand tank. And we already have an airstone going. Thanks for the info!
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Started the heat method about an hour ago. Cant use a gravel vac as it is a sand tank. And we already have an airstone going. Thanks for the info!
You can still vac your sand substrate. Just keep your vacuum close enough to get debris but not too close or you'll get sand. Swirl it above, the stuff comes right up.
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You can still vac your sand substrate. Just keep your vacuum close enough to get debris but not too close or you'll get sand. Swirl it above, the stuff comes right up.
+1 ... I had sand in my son's ten gal when I treated ich.
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