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peterclarke666
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PostSubject: Whitespot    Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:06 pm

i have in my tank various bristlenose plecs and it has only effeced the younger ones ... mainly my L144's ive lost a few already ....... ive got white spot treatment from the shop and added to the tank .... checked water and thats fine .... dont know where they got it from .... but babies have been in there a month with no problems and then this out of the blue

im uping the temp after water change ..... anything else anyone can recomend ???
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot    Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:32 pm

I have had whitespot in my tank a couple of times that has affected my mollies etc but it has never affected my bn's...
I have used interpet white spot treatment for my mollies and it cleared up really well without bothering my bn's...
Dont know if you need to use something different for them though...
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peterclarke666
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot    Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:00 pm

yeh ive never had it with my bn's either but i have done 20% water change ... used treatment and added extra heater to raise temperature

just woundered if it will be any different treating them compared to normal tropicals ..... its only the young ones that have it .... all bigger ones are free from whitespot
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot    Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:35 am

Don't want to alarm you, but, Whitespot begins in their gills, so you don't see it until its in plague proportions, Your other fish very well could have it in their gills..
Up your air & Temp, I find the use of meds a bit of a waste, cos in my experience, its the temp and daily water changes that will eradicate it... in a few weeks..
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peterclarke666
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot    Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:28 am

cheers for that Smile will keep an eye on the others .... ive added to sponge filters as i know they realy airiate the water alot
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot    Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:46 pm

White spot can come from the air, water or something new going into your tank Unfortunatly, there is naff all you can do to stp it getting into your tank.

What you can do it prevent it from taking hold. I use a UV sterliser to kill of any nasties in the water. works a treat!

just remember that whitespot meds need to be run at half dose or the copper will kill the bristlenose.


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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot    Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:44 am

yh im trying to save up for new external filter with uv from allpond solutions
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