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White spots!

Postby Getthejist » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:15 am

one of my guppies has some white spots on its body and some on a fin.im not really sure what it is . could it be ich?
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Re: White spots!

Postby POS_miniracer » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:23 am

Very well could be.
Anything new or different in/to the tank recently?
Any new fish? Recent water change? Anything?

Here's an article with some useful information that may help you diagnose and treat the problem.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37&p=131&hilit=white+spot#p131
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Re: White spots!

Postby Getthejist » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:05 pm

ive treated the tank luckily its only infected one fish so its must be early in the infestation but the treatment should kill the white spots ill let u know if it doesnt
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Re: White spots!

Postby Getthejist » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:54 pm

its already going away so thats good
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Re: White spots!

Postby Mick » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:21 pm

you will need to add the full course of treatment to kill of any spores or it will come back
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Re: White spots!

Postby Getthejist » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:27 pm

full course? but if u mean leave the treatment in or re-treat im going to do that but the guppy did only have about 7 spots all together as i spotted them straight away
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Re: White spots!

Postby Mick » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:32 pm

problem is the spores can lie in the substrate, the med should have instructions for which days to treat the tank for the course.
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Re: White spots!

Postby Getthejist » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:57 pm

its only been one day so far though so ill check the instructions
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Re: White spots!

Postby Getthejist » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:44 pm

turns out it doesnt say when to redose. i have the tetra contraspot stuff but there are no instructions on when to redose
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Re: White spots!

Postby Mick » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:57 am

just googled it, dose weekly but perform a water change before the next dose.
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