Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by pugguppy, Apr 16, 2017.
If so, how can I cure it?
It looks to be
I used garlic I'm not sure of others opinions on it but it actually worked for me
Doesn't look like it to me. Ich is raised. Usually looks like a salt granule.
Looks like ich to me...I treated with heat. I had no casualties. I guess I caught it early. But yes, those spots were exactly how my ich presented.
Looks like ich to me!
I would highly recommend either the heat or salt treatment, depending what you have available.
I had some sunset platys who started nibbling at each other, which caused them to get either ich or columnaris. I never figured out which, but since I had no medications at hand I decided to try the heat method. I raised the temperature to about 86 F and a week later it was all gone.
It looks like ich or the beginnings of fin rot or possibly a combination of both to me.. I use the esha products (esha 2000 in combination with esha exit) to treat ich, and 2000 will also treat any other issues.
What kind of Pleco?
I know Bristlenose can't go higher than 78 I've read on Fishlore Profiles.
Heat could stress everything even more and you get secondary infections.
Bacteria loves heat, you could end up breeding the wrong kind.
ICH-X by Aquarium Solutions (Hikari) comes highly recommended by Aquarium Co-Op and he says it's loach, pleco and plant safe.
Medicate just before bedtime and keep the room dark in case it's Oodinium.
It's a common pleco
I've turned my temp up to 86 for ICH and my BN Pleco was fine, just a single case but I wanted to mention it. As long as it Is not sustained a period of time in a higher temperature should be ok.
Then it wasn't columnaris. Heat doesn't treat that. Quite different symptoms btw.
Is this fish already hanging at the surface. Raising the temp means less oxygen in the water !!!! So be careful.
As far as I know (and I might be wrong) columnaris looks more cotton-ish and fluffy and ich is more like grains of salt. The stuff my fish had was white and fluffy.
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