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KenG
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PostSubject: Whitespot & WS3   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:36 pm

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Came home from work last friday to find all 3 of my tanks containing whitespot, i could'nt believe it, normally my tanks are problem free and everyone is happily buzzing around doing thier thing.My main tank has it worst at the moment, my Geophagus Aereos are flicking in the sand like mad and everyone looks decidedly sick, tank 2 contains bristlenose fry and a male ranunculus, tank 3 albino bristlenose fry and a female ranunculus, both these tanks look like the begining of whitespot with the ranunculus having a dusting of spots.I know its weird that all 3 tanks have it at the same time but I've been having a change around and have probably transferred the whitespot from tank to tank before spotting it.I,m treating with WS3 but have reduced the dose to half and increased the temp in all tanks.
Is halving the dose OK or can I do full dose, I,m a little reluctant to full dose because of the fry.When would you do a waterchange, I usually do 30% per week, would you leave it a couple of weeks?.

Tank 1 - Geo Aereos, L199, L333, L150,L30

Tank 2 - approx 50 bristlenose fry, L034

Tank 2 - approx 15 albino bristlenose fry, L034
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:46 pm

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Hi All

Came home from work last friday to find all 3 of my tanks containing whitespot, i could'nt believe it, normally my tanks are problem free and everyone is happily buzzing around doing thier thing.My main tank has it worst at the moment, my Geophagus Aereos are flicking in the sand like mad and everyone looks decidedly sick, tank 2 contains bristlenose fry and a male ranunculus, tank 3 albino bristlenose fry and a female ranunculus, both these tanks look like the begining of whitespot with the ranunculus having a dusting of spots.I know its weird that all 3 tanks have it at the same time but I've been having a change around and have probably transferred the whitespot from tank to tank before spotting it.I,m treating with WS3 but have reduced the dose to half and increased the temp in all tanks.
Is halving the dose OK or can I do full dose, I,m a little reluctant to full dose because of the fry.When would you do a waterchange, I usually do 30% per week, would you leave it a couple of weeks?.

Tank 1 - Geo Aereos, L199, L333, L150,L30

Tank 2 - approx 50 bristlenose fry, L034

Tank 2 - approx 15 albino bristlenose fry, L034

after treating and increasing your temp to 30 degree's Celcius and increasing oxygen levels i would give it a week then see if its slowly going...
ich is always there it just needs the right condition's to thrive....
it is also said that it cannot survive above 30 D'C....

If it worsen's or simply doesnt go then i would treat again...

I used ESHA EXIT which i bought off ebay...follow the correct instruction's and it works a treat.....

Hope this helps...

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:09 pm

Thanks for the reply curby unfortunately i lost both ranunculus and about 8 bristlenose fry, the big tank seems to be over the worst and the smaller ones appear to be getting better.
I hate losing good fish to something stupid such as whitespot Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:20 am

KenG wrote:
Thanks for the reply curby unfortunately i lost both ranunculus and about 8 bristlenose fry, the big tank seems to be over the worst and the smaller ones appear to be getting better.
I hate losing good fish to something stupid such as whitespot Sad

sorry to hear about your losses mate,,,
whitespot is very annoying..... Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:56 am

Damn, sorry to hear you lost some good fish. We've just been struck with it, one of the female endlers gave birth and was stressed and I think this brought it on Sad

We moved her as she was covered in it, and she has since died, however, the rest of the tank are looking ok and we're adding the heater today at water change time, together with the 2nd dose of medication. Fingers crossed we don't lose any more. This is the first time we've had white spot in 3 years of fish keeping! Other than some fish we bought that arrived with it, and fortunately we always quarantine <phew>

Fortunately we sterilise all the nets before using in a different tank (cheap baby bottle steriliser in a bucket) and fortunately I think it's that, that has helped to stop cross contamination.

I'm also considering buying another UV internal filter which we already have in the community tank, but a smaller version so we can use it if it ever is needed, as it kills the white spot in one of it's stages.

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:32 pm

Since the original outbreak i have lost all my bristlenose fry :cry: ( approx 50) in my main fry tank, I dont know if it was the WS3 that caused their demise, but they never seemed to recover fully,even though there was no sign of whitespot anymore. Everyday I came home from work another 10 or so had died, they were just motionless on the bottom and you didnt know they were dead until you attempted to move them, there was no damage to the bodies but they did feel quite "slimy" when i removed them.
I'm getting a little paranoid now, as soon as i get in I'm straight to the remaining tank of fry scanning for any that appear motionless!.
Lost so many little un's but I still have 13 albino fry, 5 common fry (from an earlier brood) and 4 L144 fry, so everythings not too bad. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:12 pm

KenG wrote:
Since the original outbreak i have lost all my bristlenose fry :cry: ( approx 50) in my main fry tank, I dont know if it was the WS3 that caused their demise, but they never seemed to recover fully,even though there was no sign of whitespot anymore. Everyday I came home from work another 10 or so had died, they were just motionless on the bottom and you didnt know they were dead until you attempted to move them, there was no damage to the bodies but they did feel quite "slimy" when i removed them.
I'm getting a little paranoid now, as soon as i get in I'm straight to the remaining tank of fry scanning for any that appear motionless!.
Lost so many little un's but I still have 13 albino fry, 5 common fry (from an earlier brood) and 4 L144 fry, so everythings not too bad. Smile

We'll keep our fingers crossed for you here. I can understand how ya feel, rushing to the tank daily to check all is well. I get upset when I lose one of my "babies"

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:18 pm

Thanks Angie- n- Wayne, seen some nice albino bristlenose and bulldog plecs at my LFS that may help me feel better! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:11 pm

KenG wrote:
Thanks Angie- n- Wayne, seen some nice albino bristlenose and bulldog plecs at my LFS that may help me feel better! Smile


Hmmmmmmmmmm scratch

I can't imagine why that would make you feel better lol!

Nawwww, just kidding. I know when we got our large breeding group of L144's and fry last week, you had to peel me from the ceiling Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:15 pm

On another note with the whitespot.

I've just won an internal filter with UV which will be my spare for any more occurances of the dreaded thing. And being as it's not specifically to act as a filter, but to irradicate any undesirables, less that £11 delivered I am more than delighted cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:04 pm

Feel even better today, just popped into my LFS and guess what!, they have a rather nice male ( i think !) ranunculus for £15 Very Happy
Oh happy days!
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:53 pm

KenG wrote:
Feel even better today, just popped into my LFS and guess what!, they have a rather nice male ( i think !) ranunculus for £15 Very Happy
Oh happy days!

OOOO-errrrr

Sounds like you're getting that lucky streak back ........... now keep it that way
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:41 pm

The Eagle ( or ranunculus!) has landed, right into my tank!, and looks pretty settled already, now to find another. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:31 am

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The Eagle ( or ranunculus!) has landed, right into my tank!, and looks pretty settled already, now to find another. Very Happy

Any pics?
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:25 am

yep be good to see the pics ken.. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:49 pm

Not too good with the old Olympus, so until i can get my mate to do the photography these are from the net but are exactly like the one i have just acquired. Lovely ain't he!



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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:47 pm

PHWOAR!!!!!

He's gorgeous

I want one, and I want it now LOLOL
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:02 am

He is rather nice, my LFS says he gets them in occasionally and reckons he's had about 10 in the last year, so I've told him next time he gets them in to give me a ring. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Whitespot & WS3   Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:51 am

KenG wrote:
He is rather nice, my LFS says he gets them in occasionally and reckons he's had about 10 in the last year, so I've told him next time he gets them in to give me a ring. Very Happy

This guy looks awsome...
Its great how much they differ from your average common...lovely pics.. Smile

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