Help! Ich or white spot

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Nicole0653, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Nicole0653

    Nicole0653New MemberMember

    Ok so I went to the pet shop a week ago and bought some new fish, two of which where gold fish ( one black moor and I'm not sure what the other one is an oranda without the bobbly head thing ) when I got them back I floated the bag and realised a few small pin dots, I thought nothing of it. However 5 days later I notice large white dots, I am 99% sure my fish have ich ! and these fish will most probably infect the other fish too... Would I be able to go back at the pet store and get free treatment as they supplied the fish ? . ( I got them from pets at home ) if not what's the most effective way to treat them, without staining decor as i read somewhere. And a large cost as I'm 14 and don't have much money..

    Sorry about the shaky Video I tried a photo but they moved to much lol


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  2. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

  3. jdhef

    jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    Sadly, I seriously doubt the fish store would give you meds, but you know what...they should. But as mentioned above, you could try the heat treatment. It is free and supposedly works pretty well.

    I had gotten ich for the first time ever (okay, it wasn't actually me who got ich, it was my fish...but you know what I mean). I really didn't have the time to slowly raise the temp to 86 degrees (it would have taken days) so I chose to use meds. I used Tetra LifeGuard and it worked great.

  4. OP

    Nicole0653New MemberMember

    Thankyou guys I will try the heat and if that doesn't work I'll go onto the meds hopefully they will get better, Thankyou jdhef el337
  5. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Is the heathmethod te right thing to do with coldwaterfish guys. I'd go for meds that aren't that expensive. But start treating as soon as possible
  6. jdhef

    jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    This came up on the forum recently, and someone went to some goldfish specific website where it was claimed that the heat treatment is fine for goldfish.
  7. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Okay take care there is enough oxygen in the water.
  8. OP

    Nicole0653New MemberMember

    Thanks so much guys, getting treatment tomorrow it's only £4.95 so I can afford it
  9. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Don't use two methods at the same time !

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