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Hi lastweek i noticed that some of my fish had white spots on them so i looked this site up and raised my temp every couple of hours. but been new to all of this and i didn't want to lose my fish as we had only had them a week when we noticed the spots i went and bought some white spot control by King British. i did what it said for me todo added the meds every other day 2 days after the first lot of meds my fish starting picking up and swimming about and looked more active. it looks like all the white spot has gone now after a week so can i start turning the temp down now or not? also one of my fishes tail and fin is starting to dissapear is this fin rot and do i now buy some fin rot treatment to clear it? thank you all in advance susan
 

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What kind of fish are in the tank? The fins disappearing could be fin nipping from other fish.
 

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Look in the pinned section here also to help indentify your disease.
 
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I have
5 tiger barbs
5 head and tail lights
2 mollys
1 red tail black shark
1 plec

they are all small and i bought them 2 weeks ago today hope this helps thanks
 
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I forgot to say the one with the finrot is the one that had the most whitespot but all that is cleared up now. since we noticed the whitespot i also notice that this one fish which is (head and tail light) also stays on his own at the side of the tank. thanks
 

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I would say the barbs might be nipping at the other fishes fins. I heard from people that they been known to do that.
 

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Re: white spot/tail rot?

I went to feed my fish Friday morning and was shocked to see my Gourami floating on the top, covered with white, salty dots. When I took a look at the other fish, all of my Tetras are absolutely covered. I immediately started Quick Cure and removed the filter media. I also raised the temp to around 86. Now, I have also noticed with them they have rotting fins. I dont remember reading about this on any sites other than it occurring with marine fish. Any suggestions? I had thought about doing a 50% water change and using Coppersafe and marycin TC for the ich and fin rot. I looked up velvet as at first I thought it might be that but it is definitely a white dusting everywhere on the fish. I would appreciate any help! I did cut the doasge in half as the meds call for half the amount used with tetras.
 
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Hi Smillermom

The first thing i did was take my filter cartridge out and gradually increase the temp a little every 2hours, then i added King British white spot remover. i saw the results in my fish within 2days luckily i havn't lost any fish i had one fish with more spots on then any of the others and this one now has finrot not sure what else todo. Goodluck smillermom
 

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Similar to what I have got happening in my tank and posted in this thread also.

I have taken the same course of action i.e. up temp to 25 degrees celsius and used "White Spot Remover" similar to what you have used I am guessing.

2 days and I will see what the results are...

Have you turned the temp back down to its original temp ?
 
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Hi les

yes after all whitespot had gone and i put my last dose of whitespot remover in i gradually turned the temp back down in the same way i did when i turned the temp up.

goodluck with ur fish and i hope ur whitespot goes soon.
 

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What colour was your white spot medication ? Active ingredient in mine is malachite green and formaldehyde and the solution is BLUE ! I hope it does not stain the tank / plants etc.

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After 2 days still no change in my poor clown loachs ... how long before the white spots disappear .. I understand that this is only the first stage of the disease, after which the spots drop off and do to the bottom of the tank and the medication take their effect !!
 
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Hi les

mine is king british white spot control. active ingredients is ( malachite green. acriflavine,quinine sulphate.) it also says to use half the normal dose when adding to aquariums containing sharks, loaches, and other sensitive or light scaled fish. it also says Care should be taken when diagnosing white spot, especially in clown loach fish which can show spots resulting from poor water quality. This may not be white spot.

sorry to go on.

i hope you see some improvement soon in your fish. after the second dose of meds my fish starting picking up and looking a lot better even thou the spots where still there. have u raised the temp. cause this helps them cycle quicker. good luck sue
 

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Hi Sue,

The spots are 90 % gone from one patient and still 50% on the 2 other patients. The second dose has gone in and we'll see how we go.

Thanks !

ps. what can it be if it is not white spot (though I am 95% sure it is Ich)
 
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