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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    That's quite an article. They write: There isn't much know about this infliction, it's not even known for sure to be a parasite.

    Good grief. It's not known to be a parasite because it isn't a parasite! LOL


    I just found this:

    Health Issues
    Stress Spots: This is usually mistaken for Neascus (Black spot disease). Blood Parrots sometimes get Stress Spots which are black splotches on the body or fins and this is caused by stress. This is typically present you bring them home but can also show up when in cases of shyness, bullying, breeding, illness, or sometimes nothing at all. The splotches will usually disappear after awhile once the problem is taken care of.
    Oh I like the possibilities this brings. Heat could be the stressor. Or the ich or both. Fingers crossed. 4 (or 5 if I'm being really cautious) more days of heat treatment and I can start to gradually lower the temps. Fingers crossed that when we are back to normal the dark splotches will just go away. Thanks again!!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple 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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    Since you are into reading today, here's more to read......
    dedicated to blood parrots.

    I also don't think your fish has black spot. Doesn't look anything like what your fish has at all. I probably muddied the water by even bringing it up but something you should know about anyway. All it took for the black spot on my fish to disappear was a water change. I don't even find black spot much of an issue and only 1 out of my 8 parrots have had it.

    For that one particular fish, he had it numerous times, too. I don't know what his deal was. I do think he is simply stressed out and unhappy right now.

    http://parrotcichlid.com/node/58

    Tossing this out just as an idea......I wonder if it wouldn't be a good thing to remove the rocks and hiding places and do a good gravel cleaning to pick up ick that may be reproducing. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
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    Tossing this out just as an idea......I wonder if it wouldn't be a good thing to remove the rocks and hiding places and do a good gravel cleaning to pick up ick that may be reproducing. Just a thought.
    t's a good thought! If the substrate is gravel, a thorough gravel vac would be helpful and it's part of keeping the water clean.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus
    t's a good thought! If the substrate is gravel, a thorough gravel vac would be helpful and it's part of keeping the water clean.
    I agree with you both ... very good thought. Now I just have to figure out how I can do it ... Going for an MRI tomorrow for my lower back as through this entire mess I've been pretty much laid up with severe back pain. Nothing's easy, right?
    I'll see if I can convince hubby he REALLY might enjoy sucking up fish poo...

    thanks all.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple 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
    Going for an MRI tomorrow for my lower back as through this entire mess I've been pretty much laid up with severe back pain. Nothing's easy, right?
    I'll see if I can convince hubby he REALLY might enjoy sucking up fish poo...
    Yeah, that's why I hadn't mentioned it before. Maybe if you say please..........
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus
    Yeah, that's why I hadn't mentioned it before. Maybe if you say please..........
    Oh - it's going to take a lot more than 'please'. It's going to take promises LOL

    BUT - provided I manage to get him on board (he'll do it <g>), as long as we're removing all the rocks to clean, I have a ton of diatoms on the rocks and plants and the driftwood I'd like to get rid of. What would you recommend cleaning it with?
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple 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
    BUT - provided I manage to get him on board (he'll do it <g>), as long as we're removing all the rocks to clean, I have a ton of diatoms on the rocks and plants and the driftwood I'd like to get rid of. What would you recommend cleaning it with?[/COLOR]
    Just wipe it off with a sponge, clothe, or brush. Diatoms are soft, so they should wipe right off.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Throw them in some bleach water and air dry them.

    My thoughts on moving things out was to pick up any ick that may be hiding in the rocks and caves.

    Sorry your back is messed up. Been there/Done that. Had 6 bad disc's with one crushed in 6 places. I used to wonder how people 50 years ago before all the wonderful surgeries tolerated all the pain they went through. People that talk about the wonderful "old days" must be nuts.

    No wonder peoples life span was only 40 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    Throw them in some bleach water and air dry them.

    My thoughts on moving things out was to pick up any ick that may be hiding in the rocks and caves.

    Sorry your back is messed up. Been there/Done that. Had 6 bad disc's with one crushed in 6 places. I used to wonder how people 50 years ago before all the wonderful surgeries tolerated all the pain they went through. People that talk about the wonderful "old days" must be nuts.

    No wonder peoples life span was only 40 years!
    Yikes. then you absolutely feel my pain. <g> nothing to do for it but grin an bare it for the time being.

    As to ick hiding - won't the high temps kill it all? Or is the idea that there might be spots where the temp doesn't get that high? like in the rocks?
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple 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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    Vacumming the gravel is always a good thing to do when you may have ick reproducing on the bottom. It is not necessary to move the rocks and stuff. I just thought it might be a good idea but that was before I knew your back was screwed up.

    I lay a bath towel next to my tanks, throw all the stuff on the towel and vac the heck out of it. But you may want to wait until you feel better.

    Take some Aleve! Good stuff.

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