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Had an outbreak of whitespot maybe 3 days or so ago. ordered some protozin and only today realised that it will kill off my shrimps so luckily cancelled order and saved shrimp.

So my problem remains on how best to go about this. have been reading up on various internet pages tonight but I just wanted your views taking into consideration what species I have in my tank.

Fish: cardinal tetra
Inverts: bamboo and amano shrimp
plants: Nymphoides, Staurogyne repens, Hygrophila corymbosa, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Myriophyllum mattogrossense, Anubia barteri, Microsorum pteropus, Ludwigia glandulosa, Hemianthus callitrichoides

So my options:
- Increase the temp and add some salt. Would be safe for my shrimp but what about the plants??
- Increase temperature alone, would this be enough? (this is if salt is not good for the plants I have)
- Take fish out and into separate tank, treat with meds and return them. Dont really fancy this option, would have to go and buy a separate tank and all the bits, and leave them in QT long enough so cysts in DT all die
- Take out shrimp (would be an absolute nightmare as tank is heavily planted) treat with meds and return shrimp. Dont want to do this as meds may linger in tank a long time.

So really I only have the first couple options as viable ones. Unless there are other methods?
And if salt is okay for plants, what dosage? My tank is 54 litres.
And what sort of treatment, water change schedule do you recommend for the best method of getting rid of this pain of a white spot outbreak.

Thank you so much in advance, I realise I have many questions.
 

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I dont live in America, I live in Denmark and all fish meds are banned here so I have to get it all online. The only thing I can probably get is aquarium salt. I just wanted to know if that would harm the plants I have??
 
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