Couple White Spots of Ich On Fish - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: bc
Posts: 42
Couple White Spots of Ich On Fish

Should i be worried? I bought some new fish, might as stocked my tank too fast... first the spots where on the SAE then it came off and dissapeared, but now i see the spots on my pleco....

The fish were introduced to the tank about a week ago... Should i have to dose the tank?? i already have dosed some jungle ick clear but i still see the white spots... Or maybe this isnt a big deal? i read some ick is natural in tanks...]

Should mention that only the pleco has the ich now, only like 2-5 spots... i have like 30 fishes in my tank and the rest look fine without spots

Last edited by honest; 03-04-2014 at 09:36 AM. Reason: update
honest is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 09:35 AM
Planted Member
 
Topekoms's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Beaver creek Ohio
Posts: 210
I would recommend getting some frozen foods then grinding up some garlic. Soak the food in some water with the finely ground garlic. The Ich parasite doesn't like to stay in a fish that has been eating garlic. I use this on both my salt and fresh water tanks. I don't waste money on the *treatments* anymore
Topekoms is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: bc
Posts: 42
regular garlic out of the fridge?? just chop one up and mix it with food?? you sure this is safe??
honest is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 11:11 AM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: california
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by honest View Post
Should i be worried? I bought some new fish, might as stocked my tank too fast... first the spots where on the SAE then it came off and dissapeared, but now i see the spots on my pleco....

The fish were introduced to the tank about a week ago... Should i have to dose the tank?? i already have dosed some jungle ick clear but i still see the white spots... Or maybe this isnt a big deal? i read some ick is natural in tanks...]

Should mention that only the pleco has the ich now, only like 2-5 spots... i have like 30 fishes in my tank and the rest look fine without spots
Did you do a water change before dosing medicine? I just had ich in my tank as well and the medicine that i dosed did not help at all because my nitrate/nitrite was high. As soon as i did a water change, it went away after 3-4 days without dosing anything. Also, crank up your heater to at least 82.
cowmilkcandy is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 11:52 AM
Planted Member
 
Topekoms's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Beaver creek Ohio
Posts: 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by honest View Post
regular garlic out of the fridge?? just chop one up and mix it with food?? you sure this is safe??
Yes completely safe. I pull out the food processor and throw acouple cloves in with some water and tilt it on its side so i can get it chopped up as finely as possible. Then take that liquid and garlic and store it in the frige. I like to soak the food over night but if not 15min is good. Then i put it all in my tank after a few days the ich will go away.
Topekoms is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome