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Re: Clowns attacked BN plec!!
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2014, 03:36:21 pm »
Hi ppl
Ive just noticed on my neons that that hsve ich (white spots)  so now I need to start and get this treated asap. Could someone give me some tips/help with noing what I have to do now.

Also I guess this may have cause my pleco and clowns to die??

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    Re: Clowns attacked BN plec!!
    « Reply #31 on: February 15, 2014, 05:58:56 pm »
    No I don't think it caused them to die. You would have seen spots. It can be brought on by stress and given the previous deaths I think there is something serious going on in your tank.

    Please don't add any more fish until you have it stable
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    Re: Clowns attacked BN plec!!
    « Reply #32 on: February 15, 2014, 07:28:19 pm »
    Hi there. No I wont be adding any fish till I can get this thing sorted.
    apart from this white spot problem could there be other problems?? All water checks have been comming up fine and no other visual signs are showing. Only thing thats changed is that there is a small amount of the hairy green algae. Any ideas?

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    Re: Clowns attacked BN plec!!
    « Reply #33 on: February 15, 2014, 07:50:55 pm »
    I would buy a liquid test kit-try Amazon for a API one. Don't waste any of your money on the strip types.

    You can then see for yourself what is going on-unfortunately most LFS diagnosis most of the time is it is "fine."

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    « Reply #34 on: February 15, 2014, 08:56:24 pm »
    Yer got an api master kit (sitting in postoffice lol) and yer im being to think that about my lfs (even thou I trusted them). And ideas about treating the white spot? Im on nights so be doing tomorrow

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    Re: Clowns attacked BN plec!!
    « Reply #35 on: February 15, 2014, 09:08:08 pm »
    There are several good white spot meds and some ineffective ones.

    Good ones include Esha Exit, Waterlife Protozin and Paraguard.

    Note that some of these may have side effects on snails, shrimp, filter bacteria etc, and some need to be used in half doses with catfish, loaches, gouramis etc. They're strong enough to kill a nasty parasite so they are also strong enough to do harm to fish if over-dosed. Be careful! Ask here if you're not sure.

    Another way of killing most ich is temperature - wind the heater up to 31C. But only if your fish can take it! Temps in the 27-29C range will just make it multiply faster :(


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    « Reply #36 on: February 15, 2014, 09:11:28 pm »
    Thanks for the advice I have neons, cherry bards, sailtail mollies thata it so would the temp be ok to put up? And use half messures?

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    Re: Clowns attacked BN plec!!
    « Reply #37 on: February 16, 2014, 12:07:07 am »
    Certainly the neons would not like the higher temp. You don't have any especially sensitive fish so my gut feel would be to keep the temps as they are and use a full dose of meds. Get the meds in stock and hopefully someone else will chip in to confirm this is the right approach.


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    Re: Clowns attacked BN plec!!
    « Reply #38 on: February 16, 2014, 09:38:40 pm »
    What size of tank do you have (sorry if its been mentioned!)


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    « Reply #39 on: February 16, 2014, 11:09:36 pm »
    200l

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    Re: Clowns attacked BN plec!!
    « Reply #40 on: February 17, 2014, 01:08:11 pm »
    Go with Paul's recommendation and see what happens - you are certain it's whitespot?
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