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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:54 am

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I'm sorry to hear that Munchy - how are the others, are they doing ok?
Thanks driver.. i have 2 other aceii that are showing no symptoms of whitespot other than being a bit lethargic. I've done a 50% last night and added a dose of WS3 by King British. I got mine from here as I found them to be the cheapest. Will let you know how it goes
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I know this isnt gonna help as its to late, by when I first encountered ich, I used interpet stuff with he same results as youve had, that is to say it didnt make a blind bit of difference.
I can't say mine did tbh, wont use it again
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I now stock Sera Kostapur, which is a whitespot and general parasite killer, and I must say, its damned good stuff. Its about £6 for a bottle, but I only need 5ml of it to treat my 185ltr tank, and two doses usually does the trick and it doesnt seem to affect the fish directly (I noticed my fish looked very displeased whith interpet stuff)
I will bear that in mind. I noticed Karlt raves on about WS3 so I figured i'd try that. Will see how things go, have raised the spray bar up so there is a bit more oxygen in the water. I'm just hoping this will knock it on the head once and for all Suspect

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Anyway, hope your ich is sorted now, if not, try n find the sera stuff (I have seen it online, think aqua essentials do it but a google ought o find it for you)fingers crossed

Finally.... thanks Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:00 am

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So, a basic medical kit for fish shold be bare minimum

Antiwhitespot treatment
Anti fungal (Pimafix is good)
Antibacterial (melafix is also good)
General tonic for 'fish looks off colour'
Table salt
Internal Infection treatment (ie swimbladder, intestinal probs etc)
Anti-parasite (could be covered by your anti ich but be sure)

I've got just about all of that in my meds cupboard Rich. Like you say, it's usually when the shops are shut that you suddenly notice that little something!!
The dechlor I use is the Waterlife Haloex. I buy the 500ml bottle for about £12 and it treats 5000 gallons. Just coz i change about 100L a week on the cichlid tank.
I also use the pond melafix as 5ml treats about 180L rather than the aquarium one which 5ml treats 38L.
(just remember to keep an eye on best before dates before you buy bulk Very Happy )

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:07 am

Make you won, £5 for 5L Razz if you know where n what to buy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:46 am

That's a shame about your fish MC, hope all goes well with the others.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:27 am

Thanks tardis, the two that weren't eating managed a bit of pea i did them for supper. The aceii had a swim with his friends too, I'm sad, I know, but I don't like to see em look so lethargic pale

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:16 am

Sorry to hear about your fish, M.C. Are you quarantining the new Kribs then until the whitespot is gone? AFAIK, you shouldn't add new fish until at least two weeks after the last whitespot dose as the parasite has a 10-12 day life cycle. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:37 am

The kribs are in on their own upstairs. The whitespot is in the Mbuna tank, the kribs wouldn't be going in there as they would be lunch for sure Shocked
I'm thinking about moving the black phantom tetra upstairs with the kribs and bringing Rodney down into the community. No fin nippers in the community except the black phantom tetra

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:24 am

Just goes to show how little I know about cichlids. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:12 am

What's the update MC, are they all ok now?
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:11 am

All seems good now thanks driver, sorry i took so long to reply, had all sorts of chaos here, lol

Everyone in the community tank is happy, I euthanised the 3 cardinal, they looked awful, bless em No

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:49 am

Oh that's a shame MC, it's horrible when you have to do that - I hate it.

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:40 pm

Oh that's awful! I didn't think that fish would ever have to be put to sleep!

Is there a special way to do it? Oh, I hope I never have to do that Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot   Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:29 pm

If you look in the Fish Health Guides section, there is a sticky there on how to do it.

I'm afraid it is something that we do need to do, but hopefully not that often!

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