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Postby akasue » 2005-12-15 11:03

ok Ive tested my parameters nitrate was 10, amonia 1.2, nitrite 0 and ph was 9. My female guppy has overnight got fungus on on side, she is hanging around the filter but she isnt hiding, will the high ph be causing the problems? Had the guppy about 6 weeks? she was fine yesterday, been keeping an eye on her after I lost all my other guppies.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-15 11:17

do a 10% w/c now (to help with the amonia) and add lots of live plants (to help with the nitrate). livebearers prefer a high pH, so 9 won't harm her too much.

have you cleared up the whitespot?

start treating her now with eSHa 2000 (it was the ONLY med that helped with a very nastly strain of fungus that got brought in from the LFS).

move her to her own tank with fresh treated water if you can
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if you have an air stone: get a 5L container (for ex. those huge water bottles you can get from tescos work a treat if you cut off the top) with fresh treated water & float in the main tank (with an air stone in). treat her in there.
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Postby akasue » 2005-12-15 11:24

the whitespot cleared up last week, I have live plants in Ill pick up some more today when I get some eSHa 2000 (if I can) Ill buy a heater as well so I can move her into her own tank and Ive already got a filter for water movement would I still need an airstone? thanks
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-15 11:26

no you won't need an air stone if you have a filter. right now put the filter into the established tank so that you can get at least some bacteria onto it.
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Postby akasue » 2005-12-15 11:27

I have some Interpet anti fungus & finrot would this do?
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-15 11:31

use it if you want to, but it hasn't worked for me so far... you might have better luck with it -_-
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Postby akasue » 2005-12-15 11:43

I have to buy the eSHa 2000 med online I phoned all my lfs and they only stock interpet or kingbritish, so Ill treat her with the interpet until I get the other meds. Should I do a water change when changing brands?
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Postby akasue » 2005-12-15 11:45

The filter is a spare in my cold tank so its established already.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-15 11:54

that's good about the filter. you should finish one course before starting the next. yes you do need to do a w/c between treatments.

you can get eSHa 2000 here: <a href='http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/Z104237.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/Z104237.asp</a> the p&p is about £2


(just a side note: eSHa exit which is a whitespot treatment is c**p, so don't buy that)
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Postby akasue » 2005-12-15 12:03

Thanks that was what I come up with after a web search it was the cheapest.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-15 12:10

only 2/5 LFS here stock it & not always at that! it sells like hot pancakes at £6.50 per bottle!
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Postby Mudskipper » 2005-12-15 13:30

Hey

Kittykat, said white spot. im assuming you mean she had ick,and now has Fungus(or somthing like it) ,just wondering how you treated the ick, and are you sure its out of the water column as it has a few different stages,

Fungus is a side problem with most parasites, as they weaken the fish and can cause, open ereas on the scales, high ammonia ,nitrates and nitrites, can also help to cause this as they reduce the amount of oxygen intake(or an actual ammonia burn), As it most times isnt really a fungus but actual flexibactor Bacteria, make sure you get the appropriate meds,(if you know of a med that you find works use it)

i(personally) would just use salt baths,(if you know of a med that you find works use it)
, and water changes ,and adding plants would definitly help like kitty kat said.

hope you get it under control. :)
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-15 13:36

*ich, white spot and ick are the same thing. the disease is called ich & whitespot in UK, ick in US*
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Postby akasue » 2005-12-15 13:49

Yeah Im pretty sure the ich is gone now, the fish looked clear about 3 days toward the end of the treatment, it was about the same time the guppies started going down, I remeber now the female scratching against a rock a couple of times, also I bought some new zebra danios and 1 died the next day looking a bit like dropsy, all the lfs round here are minging and all of them have dead fish in the tank, 1 even had dead frogs and lizards in with the fish, and this common pleco was floating in the middle of the tank alive as if he was a normal fish.
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Postby akasue » 2005-12-15 13:51

what temp should I have her water? thanks
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