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    . Please explain the problems with your fish. When did you notice the problems and did anything unusual happen that you think started them?

    1 fish started to develop white spots on body about 4 weeks ago. Iterated with Nitrofurazone and it got better, but now symptoms are getting worse



    2. Symptoms (i.e. turning dark, excess slime, not eating, clamped fins, flashing, darting, clamped gills, white/yellow/green poop, hiding, headstanding or tailstanding, white on tips of fins, rotting or fungus, blisters/white zits on fish, bloated, cloudy eyes, wounds).

    White spots on body, fins



    3. What medications/ treatments have you already tried and what were the results. Include dosage and duration of treatment.

    Nitrofurazone



    Tank/Water

    4. Tank size and ages, numbers and sizes of fish.

    72 gallon, 4 discus, 5 to 6 inches, about 4 years old, 3 cory cats


    5. Water change regime (What percentage and how often).

    60% every 2 days



    6. How long has tank been running? Is it bare bottom? If you have substrate, what type and how deep is it?

    5 years, sand substrate, 1 inch



    7. Do you age your water? If you do for how long and what is the ph swing.

    I age for 214 to 48 hours,, ph 7.2 at tap, 7.6 after aging



    8. What type/brand water conditioner do you use? Do you add it to the tank or aging barrel? How much do you use?

    Safe


    9. Parameters and water source;

    aged tap water


    Note: Water Parameters are important in diagnosing problems within a tank. If you don't own test kits for the following information, you can purchase them, test your parameters and post this info as soon as possible.


    - temp ____82

    - ph _____7.6

    - ammonia reading ____0

    - nitrite reading ____0

    - nitrate reading ____>10

    What type of water or combinations of water sources do you use? If it is an RO/tap/well water mix, please list percentages in the mix.

    - well water ____n/a

    - municipal water __yes__

    - RO water ___n/a_


    10. Any new fish, plants or inverts added recently.

    nothing new added


    11. Please tell us what you feed your fish and how often. This can be critical information for solving the problem so be as specific as you can.

    2 times a day, freeze dried blood worms, discus pellets



    12. Include any pictures or videos you have which shows the symptoms. If you can't add them to this post, please provide a link to them.

    Capture.JPG

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    If I didn't know better I would say that was ich in which case you will need to treat with a good fungicide, and also with 60% water changes are you having any large temperature swings when doing your changes

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    I would raise the water temp from 82 to 86F. If it is itch that would help. You could go higher but if it's a bacterial infection that would hurt the situation. How are the other fish? Is he eating?

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    Default Re: white spots on body and fins

    Is this the only fish affected? Exactly what protocol did you use when treating with nitorfurazone?
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    This does not look like ick to me. This is water quality issue in my opinion.

    have you skimped out on water changes recently? I also see major find damage from a passed issue which could have also been from water issues.

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    Default Re: white spots on body and fins

    The fish had been eating up until this last episode, which started a week ago

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    Default Re: white spots on body and fins

    this is the only fish affected. i use 1tsp of nitrofurazone every 24 hours, doing a w/c just before dosing the tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando View Post
    This does not look like ick to me. This is water quality issue in my opinion.

    have you skimped out on water changes recently? I also see major find damage from a passed issue which could have also been from water issues.
    i had continued to do every other day w/c until this happened. could it be my aging barrel may need to be disinfected? none of the other fish are affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim LI View Post
    this is the only fish affected. i use 1tsp of nitrofurazone every 24 hours, doing a w/c just before dosing the tank
    For how long?
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    Judging by the deterioration in the fins, it appears to have been sick for quite some time. About all I could recommend would be to place it in a QT tank and change water daily and add some salt at 1 TBS for a couple of weeks. Keep the tamp at 82. Good luck with him!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    For how long?
    i have been dosing for 5 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep View Post
    Judging by the deterioration in the fins, it appears to have been sick for quite some time. About all I could recommend would be to place it in a QT tank and change water daily and add some salt at 1 TBS for a couple of weeks. Keep the tamp at 82. Good luck with him!!!
    x2, poor guy looks really bad. Should he stop the Furan? I see that Furan should run for 10 days minimum.

    OP, Furan does destroy the biological filtration; so, keeping up with water changes is crucial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando View Post
    x2, poor guy looks really bad. Should he stop the Furan? I see that Furan should run for 10 days minimum.

    OP, Furan does destroy the biological filtration; so, keeping up with water changes is crucial.
    I will keep up with the dosing for 5 more day.


    thanks for the replies

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    Default Re: white spots on body and fins

    Please do it in a BB tank.

    Honestly, I have a feeling that Brian is correct. As soon as you're done with treatment please do as he suggests.

    BTW, I have never had Nitrofurazone put a hurting on my filters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    Please do it in a BB tank.

    Honestly, I have a feeling that Brian is correct. As soon as you're done with treatment please do as he suggests.

    BTW, I have never had Nitrofurazone put a hurting on my filters.
    It was on the label, just making sure he keeps up with water quality. It may or may not affect it.

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