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Thread: Platy - Ich?

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    Here are the new water tests results after todays w/c.

    - PH: 7,2
    - KH: 15o dKH
    - GH: 14o dGH
    - ΝΗ3/NH4: 0 / 0
    - ΝΟ2: 0
    - ΝΟ3: 50
    - Cl2: 0
    - Temp: 30 degrees celcius

    Thank you

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    You are going to want to change the water again today to get the nitrates down to 20ppm or below - I'm not good with NO2 and NO3 so I assume the NO3 is nitrates.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

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    Your nitrates (NO3) at 70ppm continues to be a big problem. It's not contributing to the ich but it could very well be making your fish ill on another level and keeping their systems from fighting the ich protozoan. It must be brought down asap. You need to get it down to less than 20ppm. 10ppm would be even better.
    How large are your water changes? I'd do a 70% change today. test tomorrow and see what the nitrates read. If not down to 20ppm or less, then do another large W/C.

    I'm still stymied by the .30 nitrite (N02)reading. you should have 0 nitrites in a cycled tank. the fact that they are not 0 is another reason for water changes.

    Also, if the tank has been running for 3 months, it's most likely that the last fish you added to the tank brought the ich protozoan with them. was it by any chance the platies?

    And how are the spots on the remaining fish? are they gone?
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  4. #64

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    Your nitrates (NO3) at 70ppm continues to be a big problem. It's not contributing to the ich but it could very well be making your fish ill on another level and keeping their systems from fighting the ich protozoan. It must be brought down asap. You need to get it down to less than 20ppm. 10ppm would be even better.
    How large are your water changes? I'd do a 70% change today. test tomorrow and see what the nitrates read. If not down to 20ppm or less, then do another large W/C.

    I'm still stymied by the .30 nitrite (N02)reading. you should have 0 nitrites in a cycled tank. the fact that they are not 0 is another reason for water changes.

    Also, if the tank has been running for 3 months, it's most likely that the last fish you added to the tank brought the ich protozoan with them. was it by any chance the platies?

    And how are the spots on the remaining fish? are they gone?
    Hi, yes I believe the Ich was brought with the Platies. The rmain fish are mark-free. Even the last Platy is without marks now. But it seems so weak.

    Todays water change was 70% and then I posted the results. NO2 is now 0 and NO3 50 (!). I will do a water change tomorrow and post the results. I will keep the temperature to 30 Degrees Celcius for 10 more days at least.

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    I think I'd do another waterchange this afternoon or evening if you can. You've got to get those nitrates (n03) down as soon as possible.

    Have you ever tested your water straight out of the tap? I can't remember.
    How much are you feeding? Whatever it is, I'd cut back to half. I'd feed only one time per day and for the moment, I'd feed every other day just to see if overfeeding is a contributing cause.
    remember, fish can go for long periods without food and you need to try something to get these nitrates down. they'll die of nitrate poisoning long before they'll die of starvation.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    I think I'd do another waterchange this afternoon or evening if you can. You've got to get those nitrates (n03) down as soon as possible.

    Have you ever tested your water straight out of the tap? I can't remember.
    How much are you feeding? Whatever it is, I'd cut back to half. I'd feed only one time per day and for the moment, I'd feed every other day just to see if overfeeding is a contributing cause.
    remember, fish can go for long periods without food and you need to try something to get these nitrates down. they'll die of nitrate poisoning long before they'll die of starvation.
    Hi,

    NO3 is 25 straight out of the tap and the water is not suitable to drink in my area.

    I feed only one time per day, every morning and the amount is enough to be consumed by the fish in 10 seconds period.

    I will try and make another w/c tonight.

    A few months ago I gave away my 250lt tank which I owned for 20 years. I never lost any of the 20 fish I had and I never used any chemicals except the Tetra Aqua Safe and the w/c was one per year (!)....

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    I hope someone else will chime in here about your nitrates straight out of the tap. There may be a product to help with that or some type of additional filter. You may want to do a google.

    Clearly you are not over feeding. Actually, unless you are feeding large pellets I might now be concerned that you are underfeeding. Generally the rule of thumb is feed what they can consume in 1 - 2 minutes. Do your fish look thin? You will be the best judge of this.
    Is the tank planted? If not, can you get some hornwort - it's excellent at reducing nitrates.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  8. #68

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    I hope someone else will chime in here about your nitrates straight out of the tap. There may be a product to help with that or some type of additional filter. You may want to do a google.

    Clearly you are not over feeding. Actually, unless you are feeding large pellets I might now be concerned that you are underfeeding. Generally the rule of thumb is feed what they can consume in 1 - 2 minutes. Do your fish look thin? You will be the best judge of this.
    Is the tank planted? If not, can you get some hornwort - it's excellent at reducing nitrates.
    I am feeding with Tetra Min Flakes. I used to feed the same amount 2-3 times per day. I had plastic plants but 2 days ago i bought a real one which they told me to be good at reducing nitrates. I cant recall its name so i am posting a photo.

    Its the one in the middle.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Dimitris

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    the two to the left and center appear to be plastic. the one to the right looks real but I don't know what it is.

    see if you can find some hornwort and just let it float on the surface of the tank. that will definitely reduce nitrates. get a nice big clump of it.

    also - I don't see any driftwood in there. A pleco must have driftwood :o(
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    the plant to the left and the one to the right are fake. the one in the middle is an anubias. very tough plant, but a slow grower
    and unlikely to make much difference in your water quality.

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