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Question: I found white spots recently on my Ranchu. I placed him in a quarantine tank. I applied the medication two days ago and I'm still seeing white spots. It's not like they're multiplying there still the same about of white spots when I originally found on my fish a few days ago. Can anyone give me some advice? Probably I'm just a worried parent wanting my fish to be healthy right away. I'm sure I just need to wait a few more days.

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And this is the medication I'm using to treat my goldfish.

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You need to copy and fill out this form.  You will find help in filling out the form here.

 

Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems:

  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
      • * Water temperature?
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
      • * How often do you change the water and how much?
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank?
  • * Any medications added to the tank?
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

 

We also want to see a picture of the affected fish to be sure it has ich.

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Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems:

* Test Results for the Following:

* * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.25 water change took place right after test result.

* * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0

* * Nitrate level(Tank). 10

* * Ammonia Level(Tap) don't know

* * Nitrite Level(Tap) don't know

* * Nitrate level(Tap) don't know

* * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6

* * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) don't know

* Other Required Info:

* * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API

* * Water temperature? 74

* * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 29 gallon biocube

* * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Built in sump

* * How often do you change the water and how much? 90 percent once or twice a week depending if Ammonia and Nitrate are present.

* * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days ago.

* * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 fish two 5 inch Ranchu and 2 inch Ranchu

* * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime

* * What do you feed your fish and how often? 3 times a day in small amounts

* * Any new fish added to the tank? Yes, one week ago.

* * Any medications added to the tank? Yes I'm using Nox Ich

* * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

First time medicating tank and fish.

* * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Whites spots size of grain of salt.

* * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Theyre happy and eating away. I haven't noticed anything different other than the white spots on the tail and body.

We also want to see a picture of the affected fish to be sure it has ich.

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I'll post a pic as soon as i get home from work.

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If it is Ich, it won't clear in 3 days per the Nox Ich instructions.  It usually takes at least a week and usually two weeks depending on the temperature.  Nox Ich is salt and Malachite Green for those of you who will want to know.

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Hope your Goldfish feels better!!!!

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Good news everyone! When I got home from work I was checking up on them and seems all the ick spots have disappeared! Woohoo!

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Make sure to continue the medication for at least one more week to kill off the free swimming stages of the parasite. Otherwise, the spots will return.

 

In the future, plain aquarium or canning salt at a concentration of 0.3% for two weeks is the most gentle treatment for Ich :)

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Make sure to continue the medication for at least one more week to kill off the free swimming stages of the parasite. Otherwise, the spots will return.

In the future, plain aquarium or canning salt at a concentration of 0.3% for two weeks is the most gentle treatment for Ich :)

Will do. Thank you for your help!

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Is it typical for goldfish to lose there appetite when you're medicating the tank?

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Is it typical for goldfish to lose there appetite when you're medicating the tank?

 

Yes some will do that cause of stress.

If it is Ich, it won't clear in 3 days per the Nox Ich instructions.  It usually takes at least a week and usually two weeks depending on the temperature.  Nox Ich is salt and Malachite Green for those of you who will want to know.

 

That used to be my go to med for Ich :thumbs:

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So it's been about 3 days and my Ranchus haven't eaten anything. I'm still medicating them. They don't look right when I stare at them. They looked really stressed and I'm afraid they might die. I can use some help right about now.

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Have you done a water change? can we have a video or photos?

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Yes, could we have a video of the tank and fish and some pics of the spots?

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Sorry guys I've been busy working and taking care of my goldfish. I lost one Ranchu after medicating with nox ich. I did a 75 percent water change and added .2% salt and I completely. stopped using nox ich after 48 hours my Ranchu looks better than ever! She's eating and has her movement back. I'm going to continue with salt at .1 percent for another 5 days. It looks like she's going pull through. Thanks you for all of your help!

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Malachite green isn't the worst medication but it can still be harsh on fish and filters, both. I'm glad your remaining fish are doing well.

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I'd up the salt to 0.3%.   I don't think 0.1% will get rid of the ich . . . 

 

Sorry for your loss but I'm glad the ohter one has perked up.  :D

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