Platy Sick, Going To Pick Up Meds Now, Need Advice!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Natalya, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. NatalyaWell Known MemberMember

    I just noticed one of my platies looks like she's been sprinkled with white flower. It's all over her body. She behaves as if nothing was wrong, but I think it's an infection, possibly fungus. I am going to pick up meds now and will be checking for your suggestions!

    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
  2. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Does it look like this?   If it does then she has ich. This will help.  

  3. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    From your description it sounds much more like Ich as @goplecos has mentioned. Hopefully you see this before purchase a fungal medication.
  4. NatalyaWell Known MemberMember

    Yes!!! Thank you so much! I was trying to upload image from my cell phone and it was giving me a major headache. Do I need to isolate her? Is the medication safe for snails and shrimp? Gonna go buy that Ich med now!
  5. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    I would QT her. Ich is somewhat contagious and the meds might harm the snails and will almost definitely harm the shrimp.
  6. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Once one fish has it, the entire tank is likely infected. I would treat the entire tank.

    Edit: Be careful with certain meds especially if you have inverts. I've only ever used the heat method by raising the temp to 86F for 2 weeks with water changes/vacs every other day to pick up the spores. Cheapest and effective way to get rid of ich (harmless to inverts as well).
  7. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    You are correct. It would actually be best to QT the snails and shrimp.
  8. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    I actually edited my post but I guess if you're using meds, you can QT them. If you use the heat method, you can just leave them in the tank.
  9. NatalyaWell Known MemberMember

    Actually heat method sounds better, I just need to raise temperature to 86? Gonna check though if that would be fine with all my fish
  10. el337Fishlore LegendMember

  11. NatalyaWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you Everybody so much! I read about the heat method and will try that! I also picked up some ich medication, but will use it only if everything else fails. Started to raise my temperature gradually!
  12. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Just remember not to use both the heat method and meds at the same time. Too harsh on the fish.

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