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Whitespot Treatments
« on: September 30, 2017, 10:32:13 PM »
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Update: Thanks again for all the advice which I followed. The Congo Tetras still appear to be fine, however, shortly after moving the Pearl Gourami's into the smaller tank, a few of the other fish developed ich! We have since treated this tank and luckily all the fish appear to have pulled through.

We bought a couple of Opaline Gouramis for the display tank last weekend and unlike the Pearl Gouramis, both of them are doing fine.

Iím going to leave it another week before I move the Pearl Gouramis back into the display tank which by then will be three weeks. This I hope should ensure they are free from disease (ich) and also the water chemistry would have improved.

A quick question I was hoping someone could answer; other than using salt or copper based products, are there any other treatments for ich? Our display tank has silicone seals and background rock along with various ornaments and donít want to risk causing any damage from staining?

Thanks

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Re: Whitespot Treatments
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 09:05:22 AM »
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A quick question I was hoping someone could answer; other than using salt or copper based products, are there any other treatments for ich?

I'm aware of the following treatments but unsure what some of them contain:
http://www.eshalabs.eu/europe/products/esha-exit.html [ethacridine lactate, malachite green oxalate, methylene blue; does mention that it may stain silicone]
http://www.kingbritish.co.uk/product/king-british-white-spot-control
http://www.interpet.co.uk/Products/Test-Treat/Fish-Treatments/Anti-White-Spot-Plus-100ml
https://www.ntlabs.co.uk/browse-products/indoor/anti-white-spot-fungus/
https://www.fishkeeper.co.uk/product/aquacare-anti-fungus-white-spot-100ml [malachite green and formaldehyde; cautions that the water will be temporarily coloured green during treatment and that it will stain skin and clothing]

Edited to add: You might also find this article useful http://www.thinkfish.co.uk/health/whitespot

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 12:00:27 PM »
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There is the heat and salt method which a lot of people swear by although I have not used this myself.

Raise the water temperature by 2 deg C a day to 30 deg C. Add salt at the rate of 2 g salt per litre of water, the actual amount of water after allowing for the amount displaced by the decor and substrate. Dissolve the salt in a bit of water and add slowly to the tank over a couple of hours. Don't add the salt crystals directly to the tank, they must be dissolved first.
Keep the salt in the water and the temp raised for 2 weeks. If you do a water change add salt to the new water at the same dose per litre.

But if the fish show any signs of stress from either the heat or the salt, do a water change to cool the tank/remove some salt.

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Re: Whitespot Treatments
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 03:06:18 PM »
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THIS TOPIC ORIGINATED IN THE NEW FISHKEEPERS BOARD UNDER THE TOPIC "New Tank Syndrome?"

I've flexed some moderator muscle and split this thread so that continuing discussions on whitespot treatments can come into the fish medicines sub-board.  I've also updated the board sticky with the additional medicines and detail provided by fcmf

I hope your whitespot (well the fishes anyway) clears up animal_freeride  :)  let us know how you treated it and any points of note about that medication.

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