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Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by George Duke-Cohan, Aug 1, 2020 at 5:01 PM.


  1. George Duke-Cohan

    George Duke-Cohan PetForums Member

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    Hey guys, I have been rather inactive lately which I do apologise for. I have not stopped keeping fish or lost my motivation again I just have been busy.
    To the problem at hand! My fish have white spot! Now I am treating with the most powerful medication I have which is sterazin. Now I know the drill so here are my tank parameters.
    Ammonia: 0ppm
    Nitrite: 0ppm
    Nitrate: 40ppm
    Water changes every Friday or Saturday, using Seachem prime. Filtration is estimated at around 180 litres per hour I have two water pump driven filters and a sponge filter. All but the sponge filter are cleaned when doing water changes. Tank size is 60 litres.
     
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    Update: Those who know me from here will know who Stan is. He is my Elyria blue ram. After posting this I went to get a drink, I have come back to him upside down on the bottom. I am sad to say that he has passed away. :Arghh
     
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    Sterazin wouldn't treat Whitespot. It treats Gill and body flukes, which you wouldn't be able to see with the naked eye. Protozin, by the same company, would be more likely to work, but you could also treat it by raising the temps and adding salt to the water.

    Sorry to hear about Stan - sounds like his death was remarkably quick. :confused:

    Has anything changed? Any new additions? Typically, white spot would flair up or come in with new fish or when the fish are under stress. o_O
     
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    Oh no, I'm sorry about Stan :(
     
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    I am so sorry you lost Stan.
     
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    Ok. Yeah it is my fault entirely for getting some neons but I did not quarantine them as I did not have a QT big enough for 5 neons, also the fact that I trust my LfS as I had no problems before. I will treat with Melafix and Primarix to see if that will work. I have methylene blue but I want to use that as a last resort. Thank you for your condolences
     
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    Thank you, it is so sad as he has been with me from the start.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Melafix and Methylene Blue are antibacterial. Pimafix is an antifungal. WS is parasite. If you're absolutely sure it's White spot, you need either salt and heat (heat speeds up the life cycle of the parasite, the salt kills the freeswimming spores), or Malachite Green.
     
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    I actually think I have some malachite green. What is the recommend dose of salt for a 60 litre tank?
     
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    Dosage is 1 tablespoon per 2 gallons. Dissolve it in tank water first.
     
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    I have attached images of what I am using. It seems to have a lot of stuff that should help. Can you confirm that this will work?
     

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    Huh. Yeah, it should work. Wonder why they don't advertise it, though. :confused:
     
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    No idea. I have been using it and following the dosage recommendations I have not had any more deaths since and while I can still see some WS it is not nearly as bad as it was when it first broke out.
     
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