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Old 08-20-2012, 08:01 PM   #1 
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What are spots on the fry?

Someone please tell me what are spots on the fry? Should I need to treat these fries? About 30% of them have spots like these. Thank you.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:49 PM   #2 
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that looks like velvet to me. good news is there are several very effective medicines for it. bad news is i don't know if they're safe to use on something as fragile as fry.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:02 PM   #3 
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It looks like ick. You need to treat it immediately with something like coppersafe or aquarisol. This can kill your fry very quickly.
When treating, it helps to increase the temperature of the tank a few degrees as it will speed up the parasite's life cycle.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:22 AM   #4 
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Thank you Vil and HGT
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Sorry to hear about the Ick Tan, how are your fry doing tonight?
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:32 AM   #6 
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they look happy just some of that spots. I will go ahead and treat with coppersafe just like Vicky said. They are at risk anyhow. I think coppersafe is safe. The problem is I have to wait til tomorrow afternoon before I can treat this.

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Old 08-21-2012, 02:50 AM   #7 
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I hope you're a4ble to battle this with minimum harm to the fry.
Dont stop medicating because you see the ick fall of your fish... continue treatment to make sure it's all gone. Also, I would do a big water change now since you can't get the medication until tomorrow afternoon.
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