White spots on fish! HELP

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    markgreen1984 New Member Member

    This morning I noticed white spots several of my tank! What is it? And how to get rid of it??? ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1438420553.532333.jpg


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  2. ricmcc

    ricmcc Well Known Member Member

    It looks like ich, especially on the cardinal, which can be treated with any ich medication sold at your LFS, or by salt, and a raise in tank temperature of about 5 degrees F. If using salt, make sure that all your fish are salt tolerant; some commonly kept fish, such as cories, are notoriously salt intolerant.
    Most medications decrease the amount of oxygen in the water, as does warming the water, so adjust you filter outlets to allow for maximum gas exchange (surface turbulence).
    Best of luck, rick
     
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  3. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    markgreen1984 New Member Member

    Thanks! I will try increase temp slowly, and get some iche soliton as mentioned. I have 1 bronze Corey, diamond tetra, guppy and platy. So it's just the Corey I should be carful with if I use salt?


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  5. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    It is not a good idea to raise the water temperature and use ICH meds at the same time. I suggest you choose one or the other but not both as described above in post #2 (see link)

    Ken
     
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    markgreen1984 New Member Member

    Thanks Ken. I'll go Meds, as tank is already at 26.5


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  7. ricmcc

    ricmcc Well Known Member Member

    Sorry, I worded that poorly, I had meant a temp. increase only with the use of salt. Salt is out of the question now, however, given the cory.
    Sorry for the confusion, rick
     
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    markgreen1984 New Member Member

    Medicine working a treat. Spots pretty much gone


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