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Re: [APD] Please help white spot
I also had a bad ich infestation this spring. Turns out that the cause was
low, fluctuating temperature. My heater was dead... and so was the
thermometer so I had no idea!
Raising the temp to 83F did the trick - the ich slowly went away over the
course of about a week. No nasty chemicals ("medication") required.
Now I keep the temp at 82 and check it every day.
----- Original Message -----
From: "erin darling" <airynd at gmail_com>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: [APD] Please help white spot
>I recently had an attach of ich in my heavily-planted 50g breeder. I turned
> the heat up to 85F (the parasite cannot survive at that temp) over a few
> days, and also added Ich Attack for 7 days. The white spots were gone
> 5 or 6 days, so the parasite was once again free swimming if still alive.
> Another day or two of Ich Attack, followed by another 1.5 weeks of 85F
> and voila. The only problem I had with that was that it killed my poor
> little amano shrimp, who apparently could not take the heat.
> The Ich Attack did not harm the plants at all.
> On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 8:32 AM, Dean & Melissa Williams <
> DMWILLIAMS at bigpond_com> wrote:
>> My fish have been hit with white spot for the first time in 15 years of
>> keeping fish and plants.
>> It is my fault as I added new plants from a new supplier with out dipping
>> them (was in a hurry)and bam the fish have white spot.
>> temp is 27deg C , I don't want to pull the tank down to catch the fish.
>> What can I use that will not hurt the plants or the catfish ?
>> the tank is a 6 x2 x2
>> Thanking you
>> Outbackdean (outback OZ)
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