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  1. #11

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    Yes, my parameters are fine. Did a large water change and added salt,1 tbsp. per 5 gallons. I am also going to raise the heat to 86. Because the fish have battled it so long they are starting to get fungus too. I do not have an extra tank to put them in. :( I will keep on keeping on and whatever happens, happens.
    Allergic to all things furry.

  2. #12

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    3 most common causes in situations like this
    1. Insufficient amounts or duration of medication.
    2. Wrong medication
    3. An underlying cause such as incorrect water conditions, bad tank design, incompatibility or other stress factors.

    You're positive it is actually white spot?

  3. #13

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    You should not do high heat and salt. For me, just high heat (88 deg) worked great. Kept the heat up for 2 weeks after the last spot was gone. This is absolutely necessary for reasons explained by imma24 in a previous post. Make sure if you use high heat you have enough oxygenation, as the high temp depletes the oxygen level in the tank. If possible, adjust your filter outflow to break the surface tension of the water and/or add an airstone to create surface tension to oxygenate the tank.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
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  4. #14

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    Thanks so much to both of you. (and everyone). I will do a water change and reduce the salt then. Do you think platys and danios are okay at 88 degrees for 2 to 3 weeks? I will do this, I am clear out of ideas. And yes, I am sure it is White Spot. Tons of flashing and little salt like white spots....... Seems I have thought I cleared it and then it is back. I see now I likely did not follow the treatments long enough and a few of the parasites survived to re infect!
    Allergic to all things furry.

  5. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by guppymummy View Post
    Thanks so much to both of you. (and everyone). I will do a water change and reduce the salt then. Do you think platys and danios are okay at 88 degrees for 2 to 3 weeks? I will do this, I am clear out of ideas. And yes, I am sure it is White Spot. Tons of flashing and little salt like white spots....... Seems I have thought I cleared it and then it is back. I see now I likely did not follow the treatments long enough and a few of the parasites survived to re infect!
    You really have no choice - you have to rid the tank of the ich or you will lose all your fish. I lost 1 pristella tetra, but all of my other fish, including my danios, survived the heat treatment. Raise the temp slowly over several hours. When the treatment is done, also take several hours to lower the temp.

    Quarantining future new fish for at least 2 weeks is the way to go. Good luck - keep us posted.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras & Kuhli Loaches
    Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Thanks again. Very much appreciate it!
    Allergic to all things furry.

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