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anne
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white spot,,what about my pleco
« on: September 26, 2010, 07:56:50 PM »

i recently set up a trop tank with 5 guppies,,2 mollies and 2 platys,and 3 lemon tetras,,iv had them 2 weeks but 1 of the platys hides until feeding time,,well tonight i noticed quite a few white spots on it so i quickly quarintined it to a smaller tank(i took water from my main tank for the smaller tank) so thats sorted but i also have a 3inch pleco in the main tank,,can i use white spot treatment just to be safe with my main tank.                                               THE TANK IS CYCLED AND I ALSO TESTED THE WATER AND ALL IS GOOD. any help would be good. thanks
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Andrea
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 03:12:22 AM »

Well white spot is generally caused by extreme changes in water, not necessarily bad water quality. I am not an expert on white spot as I have never had a fish with it. But has there been a change in water as in temperature? New fish? New plants?

You're going to have treat this as soon as possible so I hope you have already gotten stuff and have started treating your tank as pleco's don't have normal scales as I'm sure you know Tongue So any skin diseases will affect them much worse than other fish and it will often lead to death.

Do some research on white spot, go ask your local fish/pet shop to see what white spot treatment they have and I would recommend you join a tropical fish forum. Though we are more than happy to help, this is a goldfish forum and we only know so much about tropical fish. As maybe how you treat pleco's is different to how you treat goldfish if you know what I mean. Plus I bet there is plenty of experts on pleco's on the internet who could help you Smiley
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 12:08:05 PM »

Could be that some of your fish had simply brought it with them when you bought them!

So, you shouldn't quarantine any sick fish, but treat the whole system with a dose of medical aquarium salt (about a 0.3% solution) and raise the temperature a few degrees Smiley Remember to move any plants to safety, unless they're anubias or java fern.
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 04:41:40 PM »

How did you stock the tank?
Even if the water quality was spot on before you added your fish, if you added all at once the filtersystem is overloaded with the bio load.

White spot can develop because of a weak immune system, which again is caused by stress.

Platies, Mollies, Guppies, Tetras are all schoaling fish. If kept less than a shoal of 5-6  they don't feel safe and hide. This is what's wrong with your Platy too.
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 06:14:36 PM »

thanks hanna,,yes they were added in 2 groups a week apart,,i know this is a gf forum but is it safe to use salt with the breeds i have,,iv looked over the net but its very confusing,,i can get a definate answer about salt with the platys and my plec..thx 4 the help Huh Huh Huh
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010, 07:21:53 AM »

I'm not sure sorry. However I think this a great forum (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.) and I'm sure they'd know Smiley They were really helpful when I had some tropical questions.
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010, 08:40:09 AM »

Salt is used as a treatment for most fish, so that's perfectly fine.
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2010, 03:53:07 PM »

There is salt available especially for tropical fish, it is meant to improve the slime coat. To be used according to the instructions, depending on the size of your tank
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2010, 05:30:44 PM »

thx hanna i will look into that Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2010, 03:52:19 AM »

 Wink  we're here to help,  Wink
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2010, 03:20:22 PM »

 Shocked i see the problem your pleco has ick its a desiese that can be cured by these medics called ick gurd its $9.99or$3.99 you can get them in pet land or petco thats were youl find them  Cheesy ok...
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2010, 01:47:02 AM »

You gotta remember not everyone is from America Tongue So sometimes it isn't that easy.
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2010, 02:08:51 AM »

Well, every pet store stocks med for deseases, there are different ones around. like Multicure, White Spot 3 day's treatment, Ich away, etc  Smiley
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 02:21:59 AM »

Oh of course Smiley But a person could get confused and go mad looking for a medication when their country doesn't stock it, so sometimes I think it is better to say go to your local pet shop and look for some medication for white spot. Not go here and buy this.
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2010, 02:35:14 AM »

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Oh of course Smiley But a person could get confused and go mad looking for a medication when their country doesn't stock it, so sometimes I think it is better to say go to your local pet shop and look for some medication for white spot. Not go here and buy this.

I AGREE COMPLETELY
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2010, 03:41:45 AM »

We've got some American ich tabs actually, in the pet shop Smiley I forgot their names... xD Made by Jungle, anyway d:
But not all the medicines are available everywhere of course! So that should always be taken into consideration c:
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2010, 05:50:35 AM »

Yeah we have a mix of Australian, American and European brands here. Oh and actually some Asian ones too. But it's important to go and talk to your fish guys and hopefully they know what they are talking about and can help you with easy to get products for you Smiley
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2010, 06:00:24 AM »

... not to forget, lol, in the meantime we already know what we need.... most times anyway Wink but we can help other members and this makes us kinda feel good  Wink ... love helping people...
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2010, 08:00:39 PM »

I keep forgetting you guyz are welll...somewhere else..LOL! Kiss
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2010, 06:38:19 PM »

lol,,well thx for all the advise ,,just to say i live in scotland,,i did research the whole pleco white spot thing but couldnt get a definate answer so i took a big risk and raised the temp and treated with normal aquarium salt,,kept the temp up for about 10 days,,and im glad to say my risk paid off,,all fish and pleccy are doing great,,,only thing is im sure my little plec doubled in size in that time,,lol,,he was just under 2 inch when i started and now hes about 3 1/2 inch and hes a lot broader,,lol,,,again thx for all the help Roll Eyes Shocked Tongue Grin Cheesy
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2010, 03:20:50 AM »

That's great anne! Smiley It's always so nice seeing someone that manages to save their fish around here! Cheesy
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2010, 06:18:15 AM »

(Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.) is not a disease but merely a symptom that is seen in many oral conditions, some benign and harmless and some serious. Although on most occasions, these white spots on tongue are asymptomatic in nature.The treatment of white spots on tongue will depend on the factor causing it. In case of pre-cancerous lesions, it is of utmost importance that the person stops the intake of tobacco completely. He must get the condition properly diagnosed though, to begin with, after which the doctor will mostly prescribe vitamin A supplements and ointments to apply on the lesion.
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2010, 06:20:37 AM »

Do plecos have a tongue or is that a name? Huh
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Re: white spot,,what about my pleco
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2010, 11:25:16 AM »

No, the previous poster is talking about human symptoms.
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