long finned black skirt tetra's ich, or not ich?

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  1. Crazycatfishlady

    CrazycatfishladyValued MemberMember

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    I have 9 Long finned black skirt tetra's, two of them have white dots on their back fins only. I started heat treatment by slowly raising the temp to 86, it's been there for over two weeks with no change. They don't seem lethargic or sick in anyway, they are eating normal. I've been doing water changes with vacuuming, It really hasn't changed at all and they don't seem to be bother by it. I had them with some fin nipping fish a few weeks ago, could this just be scar like tissue or something?
     
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    If it is ich the spots would eventually fall off. You would want to be doing gravel vacuuming every day to make sure you were getting rid of the spores before they had time to explode and reinfect the fish. If they are disappearing and then coming back it sounds like you need to gravel vac more frequently but if they aren't falling off and it's been two weeks then it's something other than ich.
     
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    Are they scratching or itching their bodies against anything, or do they hang out at the surface a lot? Are the dots the only physical signs you see?
    I'm sorry that your fish are sick, but there's probably an answer that someone here can provide.
     
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    I don't think its ich since it's not on any of my cory's or on any of the fishes bodies, hmmm... Guess I'll give it a couple days then lower the temp if theres no change.
     
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    Nope, just acting normal.
     
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    A pic would help. The spots being just on the tail doesn't sound like ich.
     
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    I've tried to get a pic or video but they are fast!
     
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