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Old 06-17-2004, 02:52 PM   #1
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Strange spots on buenos ares tetra

Hi, my tank has been somewhat basic, after a water change / bottom vacuming and replacing the water with distilled water, the water seemed to actually get more basic, im assuming this is an ammonia boom, so i got ammo chips today, along with stress coat, stress zyme, and ph-down. the tertra has strange bubble like spots on him, me and my friend assume its from the ammonia and hes sensitive, but could you send me pictures of ick or fungus? or help me figure it out, thanks
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Old 06-17-2004, 03:30 PM   #2
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Don't add any more chemicals to that tank--they will do more harm than good.

What are your exact water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate)?
Why are you using distilled water?

To see pics of ich, go to the Articles section and click on the FW ich article. There are no pics of fungus that I know of on this site.
Fungal and bacterial infections will tend to look fuzzy. Ich should not look fuzzy--it is more compact and circular.
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Old 06-17-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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i have house water in the tank, when i changed 10 gallons out of it, i added distilled (ph balanced) water in hopes of lowering the ph... the ph seems to be at a mid 7 right now
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10 Gallon:
1 flower shrimp, 1 zebra danio,2 blue danio
1 white cloud danio, 1 tiny CAE,
1 fan dance goby, 1 drawf redtip gourami, 3 silver hatchet fish, 1 baby blue zebra cihlid, 3 Green Panchax killifish, 1 madagascar rainbow, 1 dwarf neon rainbow, 1 aquatic frog





90 Gallon
1 CAE, 1 giant panda cory,2 green spotted cory,
2 giant danio. 1 large tinfoil barb, 1 rosy barb, 1 marbled goby,
1 purple spotted gudgeon, 1 jade goby, 1 red dwarf gouromi, 2 clown loaches,4 tiger barbs, 5 weather loaches, 3 blood parrots,1 firemouth cichlid, 1 goldfish, 1 Electric yellow cichlid, 1 Auratus cichlid, 1 Zebra Tilapia cichlid,
1 Yellowfin Borleyi cichlid, 1 purple peacock cichlid, 2 striped barbs, 1 figure 8 puffer, 1 electric catfish, 1 african butterfly fish
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ive heard distiled water is bad and your suppose to use RO water. (reverse osmosis). i forgot what it is but somethings taken out or put in that makes distilled water bad for the tank.

at most grocery store/walmart they sell a gallon of it for 64 cents or something and like 29 cents to fill the bottle up again
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Old 06-17-2004, 08:51 PM   #5
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A pH of 7.5 is fine for many fish. Unless you are trying to breed them, fish are vary adaptable and will survive at that pH. I did a quick search on Buenos Aires Tetra and they prefer pH between 5.8 and 8.5. Your fish are fine in your water. I know you have multiple species in your tank, look up the needs for all of them and I believe you will discover that a pH of 7.5 is just fine.
How big is the tank?
Can you tell if it is ich or something else?
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Menagerie, where is your list of disease links?
Here's one I often use - it has some halfway decent pictures.

http://www.fishpalace.org/Disease.html

From what you described, kukerdan, it could be ich, body fungus, or fluid filled cysts. See if any of the pics match your fish's condition. It could also be air bubbles offgassing on the fish's scales. This happens often to my fish after I do a water change - it's harmless and only lasts a few hours or less.
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Well, now that you mention it QTOFFER, my list is right here:
http://www.aquatronicsonline.com/hobbyist/hobbyist3.htm
http://www.aqualink.com/disease/sdisease.html#ich
http://fish.mongabay.com/diseases.htm
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/AqBizSubW.../fishdisho.htm
http://www.fishpondinfo.com/health.htm
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it is a 90 gallon tank
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10 Gallon:
1 flower shrimp, 1 zebra danio,2 blue danio
1 white cloud danio, 1 tiny CAE,
1 fan dance goby, 1 drawf redtip gourami, 3 silver hatchet fish, 1 baby blue zebra cihlid, 3 Green Panchax killifish, 1 madagascar rainbow, 1 dwarf neon rainbow, 1 aquatic frog





90 Gallon
1 CAE, 1 giant panda cory,2 green spotted cory,
2 giant danio. 1 large tinfoil barb, 1 rosy barb, 1 marbled goby,
1 purple spotted gudgeon, 1 jade goby, 1 red dwarf gouromi, 2 clown loaches,4 tiger barbs, 5 weather loaches, 3 blood parrots,1 firemouth cichlid, 1 goldfish, 1 Electric yellow cichlid, 1 Auratus cichlid, 1 Zebra Tilapia cichlid,
1 Yellowfin Borleyi cichlid, 1 purple peacock cichlid, 2 striped barbs, 1 figure 8 puffer, 1 electric catfish, 1 african butterfly fish
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