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Offline zelda1982

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White spot(ich) on neon tetra
« on: April 21, 2012, 05:15:52 PM »
Hi, I bought 9 neon tetras a few weeks back (tank was cycled) one died the 2nd day i had it and the rest seemed to be doing really well, until they got white spot (about 2 weeks after gettting them).  Even though i treated it as soon as possible (King British ws3) 6 of them have gradually died.  I have one left which has white spots but they are not like grains of salt but more like flour.  I cannot get a pic because of the reflections. 
It is swimming normally, though is not eating.  I am raising the temperature gradually today to try and coax the parasite off my fish so the ws3 will kill it.  What are the chances of the fish surviving? Or does it sound like something different to ich and that is why the medication has not worked?  Any help appreciated.
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2 Bolivian Rams, 7 Peppered Corys,
2 Panda Cory, 2 Bn pleco, 
1 Angelfish,

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    Offline DJH584

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    Re: White spot(ich) on neon tetra
    « Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 07:40:08 PM »
    Wouldn't happen to be velvet by any chance?

    David
    « Last Edit: April 21, 2012, 07:43:07 PM by DJH584 »
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    Re: White spot(ich) on neon tetra
    « Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 07:55:46 PM »
    Just looked velvet up and I don't think its that as the spots are white not gold. 
    Wish I could get a pic to explain what I mean.  Thanks for replying though :-)


    Actually scrap that, upon reading up a bit more I think it might be.  Chances are my last fish will die then  :'(   is it recommended to totally strip the tank down and cycle again before adding more fish? Though tbh its put me off fish keeping a bit, hate seeing them in pain/die but I love watching them.
    « Last Edit: April 21, 2012, 08:14:32 PM by zelda1982 »
    160 Litre tank...
    7 Harlequin Rasboras, 2 Praecox Rainbowfish,
    2 Bolivian Rams, 7 Peppered Corys,
    2 Panda Cory, 2 Bn pleco, 
    1 Angelfish,

    20 Litre tank
    Blue veiltail Betta -Simon

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    Re: White spot(ich) on neon tetra
    « Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 11:34:24 PM »
    raise your temp by 2 degrees to speed up the cycle of the white spot, once the white spots have fell of the fish, this is when you need to treat, this is when the white spot is vulnerable to the medication, as it swims freely looking for another fish host.
    Another problem that generally happens in white spot is, when the cyst falls of the fish, this leaves the wound open for a secondary infection, this is what may have happened to you.

    You need to do a big waterchange, get that temperature up, and treat onbce the white spots fall off and finsih the dosages of the meds.

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    White spot(ich) on neon tetra
    « Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 01:21:00 AM »
    A good combination is esha exit and esha 2000.

    They are non aggressive on the filter media. If you have soft water though you might need to increase the dose.

    As Wayne said raising the temp will speed up the life cycle - usually takes  2 weeks to successfully treat.