My nightmare of a day!!!!!!

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went up 2 grosvenor tropicals 2 start my platie revolution got 2 mickey mouse but I also ended up buyin 2 cory cats. I said 2 the young guy or my m8 did (luke 16) said give us 2 medium sized 1s what did he do gave us 2 large 1s!! we didnt notice this until we got home as he took the bag staright 2 the counter and baged it in a brown bag we got 2 corys alright! thank goodness

when we got home and aclimatised them and got them in the tank I noticed that 1 of the platies had WHITE SPOT!!!!!!!! 2 risk losin the rest of my fish I had 2 euthanise him!! :'( now I think the female could have it as well and also he gave me a female which is pregnant!!!!!!!!! I am extremely **** off luke said that that was the new guy they started why did I have 2 ask him 2 help me!!!! he obviously knows nothin!!! me and luke couldnt help laughin like cause I was so **** off and couldnt stop sayin white spot!! :'( why didnt he let us look at them 1st luke knows how annoyed I am don't u luke lol!!??

this is C W very annoyed!!!!!!
 

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Do you have a quarantine or hospital tank? I would quarantine the platy and the corys just in case. Here's a real good article to help you decide how you want to treat the ich (or whitespot):



Next time, make sure you quarantine all new fish before putting them in their permanent home. And if you bring home a sick fish and can't return it, go ahead and treat it before putting it down if you can. I believe you could have saved it.
 

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There are common medicines for white spot. Dont use anything by interpet though.
Get some tomorrow ASAP because the shops are prob all closed now.
 

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It's not hard as long as you treat it according to the directions.
 

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Next time you get fish, you choose which ones you want!!! Don't just say you want two platies, tell them you want that red platy and that orange one with the black spot, or whatever. And carefully examine each and every fish for any signs of disease, so this doesn't happen again! But don't worry, Ich (I mean white spot) is annoying but usually not fatal, and should go away with proper treatment--although expect to see spots on any other fish you have in there Be sure not to overdose the meds, since Cories can be sensitive to them. Adding 1 tablespoon of salt per 5 gallons, raising the temp a few degrees VERY GRADUALLY, and doing frequent water changes can help.
 

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I agree with 0morrokh on your visits to the fish store, but I would not recommend the salt in your tank. Corys are sensitive to salt and may not tolerate it very well. Try and get a treatment that doesn't require salt for your tank.
 

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Oh yeah, I feel really stupid, forget the salt
 

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