Guppy has tiny white spots all over his body. What do I do?
The water PH shot up today, I changed 90% of the water then I saw him sitting right under his light when I noticed the spots. They are not blotches, they are tiny tiny white dots and he has them all over.
He is swimming around just fine and is eating like an animal.
As LinkLover said, he might have ich. Since he is a Guppy, there must be others in his tank. Ich is a CONTAGIOUS sickness. If 1 fish has it, the others might get it as well. This means you have to cure the WHOLE tank. The BEST WAY to CURE Ich is to have a high temperature & have Aquarium or Epsom salt. In other words, HEAT & SALT= BEST CURE FOR ICH. Good Luck!!!
I would diagnose him with ich, this disease is slightly contagious but only to stressed fish or fish with a weakened immunes system, ich itself is virtually always in the aquarium water so of onne fish has ich, the others aren't guaranteed to get it, or there probability doesn't increase dramatically. Epsom salt should not be used to treat ich as it doesn't treat it well. Ideally you would want aquarium salt, at the dosage recommended on the bottle along with raising the tank temperature a bit to 83-85
Sorry! That is a really nice name actually.
Aquarium Salt & Hot Water up to 82F- 87F should do the trick. Use the recommended dosage, as what Mo said. AND, be careful, I have heard that a REALLY BAD CASE OF ICH can stand to 90F! Oh, I am just telling you what I've heard. I don't think that your Ich would do this. Make sure the water is VERY clean, have AQ & Heat, provide no stress, and Good Luck!
He should feel better as the disease goes away, this will be virtually unable to predict and exact time to as when he will heal, with the active ingredients of the quick cure being methylene blue, the aquarium salt, and a raised temperature with a relatively small case of ich I would say 5 days max for it to go away
AQ stands for Aquarium Salt. You are doing the right thing. Don't worry. All Betta Fish owners experience this sickness sooner or later. Uhhh... I think a few days after you see the white dots disappearing he would be better. To make sure that the parasites are gone, you have to continue treatment for 1 more week, even if the white dots are gone.