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Old 09-12-2012, 06:14 PM   #1 
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Ich?

Okay so I recently got a new Plicasamis to suck the algea of the tank. Well now that I'm looking closely at the fish there appears to be little white dots or spheres. I looked at the Plicasamis and he has those dots on him too. Is this ich or eggs or what? I'll post some pictures in a little while.
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Most likely ick, but I shall check back when you post the pictures. I don't think fish generally carry their eggs on their body; they "lay" them.
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Sorry I can't upload a picture right now becuase my camera's being wonky. But if it is ich what should I do? It appears to be on just about all the fish mostly the algea eating fish and the neon tetras. Also ich can kill fish right? And if so how much time do I have to get medicine?
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You have to treat your entire tank if that is the case. From the sounds of it you have multiple fish living in the same tank? Yes, ich can kill fish if left untreated. If you're just now noticing it, you probably have a few days, though it is hard to tell. There are medicines to treat ich at any local pet store in the aquatic section - pick one and follow the directions. I would probably do a water change, using a stress coat water conditioner to boost the fish's immune system. Also, if you have a heater, SLOWLY raise the temperature of the tank a couple of degrees. Ich thrives in colder water.

Also, these articles may help:
http://www.ehow.com/how_8245016_trea...sites-ick.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_2364484_trea...ater-fish.html

Also, google images of ich to make sure you're not giving your fish medicine unnecessarily. Hope that helps :)
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