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09 Mar 2015 22:39 #1 by donalh (Donal)
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Hi all. Purchased some fish from LFS and within 2 weeks they are all riddled with whitespot. I had no no issues with whitespot in the past, ever. Is it a case of tough luck for not having my own quarantine tank? Or should i speak to LFS about it?

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09 Mar 2015 22:49 - 09 Mar 2015 22:50 #2 by Homer (Kevin)
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Tough , yes but quarantine is the only way, there is no point in complaining if it manifests itself weeks after you get them as the shop would have done nothing wrong, stress, a change of environment ie. water perams etc could cause an outbreak, just bad luck.
I use Api Super ick, it works in 2 days and I had the worst White spot ever to attack tetras, huge spots and practically covering the fish.

Best of luck.

Kev.

The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!
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09 Mar 2015 23:41 #3 by donalh (Donal)
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Thanks Kev. I'll see if i can pick up some of that stuff tomorrow. Hopefully it clears it quickly. Thanks for the advice!

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10 Mar 2015 00:32 #4 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Turn up the temperature during treatment to about 27 degrees..It speeds up the icks life cycle and hence gives the medicine a better chance of working..also gravel vac thoroughly throughout the treatment...In future quarantine for 4 weeks is the way to go

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10 Mar 2015 08:48 #5 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
I would say push the temp towards 30c if your fish can take it,id also add an airstone when these temps are being used.as the lads have said try the ich treatments exactly as it says on the instructions,careful if you.have corys or scaleless fish who will only take half dosage usually. Hopefully it will pass shortly.Read up on the lifecycle of ich and you will understand the reason for higher temps etc..Id an outbreak lately and it was so hard to shift but thankfully whitespot is usually easy to treat and resolve so mine was the exception rather than the norm.
Gavin

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13 Mar 2015 10:48 #6 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)

Homer wrote: Tough , yes but quarantine is the only way, there is no point in complaining if it manifests itself weeks after you get them as the shop would have done nothing wrong, stress, a change of environment ie. water perams etc could cause an outbreak, just bad luck.
I use Api Super ick, it works in 2 days and I had the worst White spot ever to attack tetras, huge spots and practically covering the fish.

Best of luck.

Kev.


Does anyone know where this super ick can be purchased in ireland? Online options seem to be from Usa and the likes?

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13 Mar 2015 15:44 #7 by alan 64 (alan)
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u still having problems kev

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14 Mar 2015 23:23 - 14 Mar 2015 23:27 #8 by Homer (Kevin)
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No ,all spot went and has not returned
I got mine in Canada.

Kev.

The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!
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14 Mar 2015 23:55 #9 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
Doesnt to be anywhere that does that one in Ireland from the looks of it.

Gavin

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15 Mar 2015 02:28 #10 by alan 64 (alan)
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I have been battling a whitespot problem the last few weeks since I introduced some cardinals all the fish are clear now except some cardinals, never experienced any ting like this

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15 Mar 2015 08:22 - 15 Mar 2015 08:23 #11 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
Id the same problem Alan and the cardinals are v prone to it.ive noticed it starting to return lately also bit just on the cardinals.The water conditions have been kept perfect but this strain of whitespot thats about is rather strong and seems difficult to shift.Ive not started treating again yet but if it increases i will have to. I used two different types of whitespot treatment last time and both struggled to remove it.i lost a good few fish from it also.
The strain of whitespot i got is nasty and im hoping im not in for a repeat of that again.hence why i was wondering if this super ick stuff could be found in ireland!
Gavin
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15 Mar 2015 08:52 - 15 Mar 2015 10:36 #12 by Homer (Kevin)
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The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!
Last edit: 15 Mar 2015 10:36 by Homer (Kevin).

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15 Mar 2015 10:18 #13 by alan 64 (alan)
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I might remove the cardinals if this continues as I can't keep medicating the tank

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