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  1. Been having people looking at my fronts and pointing out white spots above the middle bars saying y bars or could split or something? What does this mean?
  2. Hey just started to see my tank have some white fluff hair stuff attached within my hob then the next morning the thank was covered with it. I don't have a test kit anymore so I can't display my water quality. Just wondering if it can cause a problem or what caused it in the first place.
  3. Hi all, We are relatively new at keeping fish and have made some stupid rookie mistakes and just when we thought we were getting a grasp on everything we have noticed white spots over a proportion of the community population (2nd day now). In the 200L tank we have: 4 Gourami, 5 dwarf gourami, 3 honey gourami, 40 tetras, 14 danniios (spelling), 3 corys and 2 bristle noses. Equipment wise we have an aqua one cannister, hydra 40 ( cartridges removed ) and an air line with 2 outputs. So far I have dosed the tank with Blue Earth white spot treatment (tetra strength) and am slowly pushing the temp to 30c. The medicine instruction doesn't say anymore than redo in 3 days. (Doesn't mention water changes etc) Can anyone offer advice on what else we should be doing? Thanks Mat Sent from my SM-P350 using Tapatalk
  4. so here is the thread, Ill start from my personal experience Ive never had a problem with it and my following comments are based on using it myself, not here say. I know for a fact it doesnt make fish infertile at all...Just makes the females colour up and look like males so kinda confuses the fish and can make breeding a little more difficult. when I was a noob and first got into keeping africans 5-6 years ago, I had one 4ft display tank full of e-blues, I wanted them looking as blue as possible so I had them on a 50/50 mix of protein pellets and white crane. The intense blue they all turned was friken amazing. I had them all for around 3 years on that same diet with no apparant ill effects. They were even breeding even though they all looked like males, and I wasnt even trying to breed them as I only had the one tank at that time and had no idea about breeding a rearing fry etc... Unfortunately I lost the lot during a summer heatwave. Some people are dead against it, and if your breeding fish I can understand why, but for a display tank to get the most colour out of your fish imo I cant see a reason to not use it. After losing all the eblues I went to an african community tank and there diet fed was primarily white crane...this tank was kept this way untill I moved houses so was a good 3 years, and again had no problems with fish health. Im not for or against using white crane but from my experience of using it havent seen any negative effects on fish fed it. If someones got some info, from a study with proof that it is detrimental to the fishes health in any way Id like to read it....
  5. Hi there, I have an Angel fish with a white spot that suddenly appeared on her eye today. She has got fry at the moment is there anything I can treat her with that won't kill the fry. Also I don't know what the white spot is or what has caused it. There is only one other Angel fish and two bristle nose catfish on the tank. Any advice would be appreciated I will try an attach a photo
  6. Had to upload onto youtube as it wouldn't let me upload the video straight onto hear sorry. But I hope someone can help me identify what this worm is as there's quite a few throughout my tank. I'm worried that they will somehow kill my L002 and L134's in the tank. How do i get rid of them? Thanks in advance
  7. I have what i believe to be a rare fish. A purebreed White Peppermint, and no its NOT an Albino. About 8 months ago i was doing a regular water change and noticed a strange looking peppermint. A white one. I automatically checked the eyes as i thought it was an albino and to my surprise it had normal coloured eyes. Then i thought it might be sick so i monitored it for a while (when i could see it that is lol) and no it wasnt sick. Ok i was stumped. A white peppermint. I have breeding peppermint bristlenose for a while now and when the LFSs stopped buying them off me i was stuck with heaps of peppermints. Rather than sell them privately i just got lazy and kept all peppermints from that point on. At one stage i probably had 200+ peppermints at various stages of growth in a 6x2x2. I had one massive sell of and then let the rest go for it again. It is at the stage again where i have got at least an estimated 80+ peps and need to have another massive cut back. Anyways back to the white peppermint. It is a female of breeding age or atleast close to it. It is almost exactly the same colour as an albino bristlenose. The white spots are visable on majority of the fins. The white spots are hardly visable on the body. They are there just very very difficult to see even when the water clarity is 100%. There is no chance of it being a cross breed. The other L numbers in this tank are 1 adult female common pleco (18/19 yr old), 1 adult male gibby, and one male royal panaque. I cant forget to mention the 20+ tiger endlers aswell. So definatly not a cross breed. So there you have it. A rare white peppermint, and NO its NOT for sale. Either are any of the other peppermints at this stage. Thanks and please enjoy. Ted. (crappy pics but i hope you at least get a pretty good idea).
  8. So i did what i didnt want to do and turned my discus tank into a community tank, 6x2x3 heavily planted and now stocked with 12 large discus school of cardinals school of embas, 5x rams, cherry shrimp and 5 threadfin rainbows. just recently added the rainbows, on the weekend to be precise, and now the 3 males appear to have early stages of whitespot, however are still feeding and displaying to females showing nosign of stress. i realised just now after doing a water change on the weekend i havnt had my heater on, so before i put these fish in the temp has been somewhere below 26d, so ive just put it back on which willbump my temp up to between 28-30d. my question is, having never had whitespot issues in all my years of fish keeping, will the disease go away without treating? will it pass onto other fish reguardless of their immunity? what can i treat the tank with thats not going to kill my plants? my water parameters are perfect, ph 6.5-7 and temp will soon be back up to 28-30. please help!
  9. In my system, that's funny This little guy in the has been in the second tub for ages and I neve noticed the blue and green spots before, i would have thought the little blue ring in there would have taken it out, the three little cuties in there seem to be able to avoid it nicely!
  10. Just got 10 White Cloud Minnows for the planted fish container in the backyard and was after some info on them, like mating, how often or when do they breed? What foods should I consider? At the moment it's just flakes, temp, down here we get down to 1c/-1c in the heart of winter, they seem to be getting along well in there at the moment, all schooling around together, cool to watch.
  11. Hey so after losing 90% of my fish to white spot recently I would like to ask now that I have it under control and most of my left over fish seem to be doing ok except my electric yellows they are still dying off around about one a week could that be cause of the damage caused from the white spot?
  12. My sil has got a small tank with Mollies, a couple which I've noticed have got a white fungus growing around the eyes & some spots on the body. Looks more fuzzy fungus type than spot to me. Anyway she went to her lfs & has treated the tank with white spot treatment, but the fish have not improved. I suggested she do a full water change & gravel vac then treat again. But Im not quite clued up on the best way to go about clearing this up. I have heard about salt baths, raising temps etc. Can anyone run me through a proven treatment method for this condition? Thanks Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  13. How do you knock white spot off quickly before it nails all my fish?
  14. Hi guys... Yes I am a noob. I have been left with a just under 5ft tank with a sleepy cod and an albino pleco. There was a Saratoga but he was too flighty and had to go. My ex set this tank up, he walked out 2 months ago and won't help at all. The cod developed these white patches on him, one on the side and one where his pectoral fin joins his body. I have bought some Melafix, but everything is telling me I need to change at least 25% of the water before adding it.. I honestly don't know how?? Is it really necessary to do that, or can I give him a dose and cross my fingers??? I know, I sound like a ditz, I don't want the guys to suffer just coz my ex is being a child!!! I'm worried about the cod.. so what do you say? Am I better off dosing for now with no water change (it's been at least 4 months since it was done) and get someone to help me change it when I can, or what??? I have one of my son's friends coming to help me and run me through the basics, but they are in the middle of QCS (Yr 12) so I can't put that on him now!! ANY and ALL advice appreciated :-)
  15. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has ever treated ich or any other parasites with triple sulfu at all? I don't need to treat or anything but the brand I have says it can be used for this. I also have one reference saying the same (sort of) but very little detail. Aquarium Medications Part 2 | Antibiotic & Antimicrobial Treatments Many thanks!
  16. Hi, can anyone tell me how big are rivulatus before they show white or gold band around tail? Thankx
  17. Picked up some nice White calvus today so dam excited love these little fellas but I will update the photos when when they have settled in. Josh
  18. Does anyone feed their peacocks colour enhancers? like white crane SuperG or SuperR? If so... show me a pic! I have never had any species needing enhancement, however I bought a small tub of each to try on my personal display aquarium to see what it is all about; since I now know it contains no hormones. Last year I bought Aqua one cichlid staple food and it had hidden colour enhancers in it which turned my fish an ugly blue colour, so just wondering what white crane SuperG and SuperR makes fish look like. I am assuming it does make females colour like males..... just interested in how the colour appears o mature male.
  19. Hi all, I have a couple of problem (what about I know in fact) in my marine tank. First of all, some basic information about the system… It’s a 145L set-up that operates for almost 3 months with a 60L sump. The temperature of the water is continuously between 26 and 27 degree thanks to the chiller. The skimmer is an AquaOne model, the light is provided by two G3 90W CTLite Smart LED. The lights work as full-day climate light cycling. The full light is about 6 hrs. I use a piece of LR and 2 bags of different filter medias (crushed coral and Marine Pure Spheres) in the sump. I do water change almost every 3rd week. I use API test kits for measuring the parameters. Nitrate continuously zero, ammonia is 0.25 and sometimes 0.5 (rare), phosphate is 0.25 from the beginnings, pH changes between 8.0 and 8.3. Salinity is between 35ppt/1.026 and 37ppt/1.028. I have read I should use more serious test kit for more accurate results. So I thought I will try the brand of Salifert. Are these test kits better than API’s or should I try another type? But my main problems are the next… There are unbelievable much algae (brown and green) on the glass, on the interior equipment and top of the gravel. Also there are lots of small gas bubbles in/on the gravel as well. Every 3rd day I need to clean the glass if I want to see fish… In my humble opinion, as I did some resource on the Internet about the possible problems it could be because of the high level of phosphate… maybe, please correct me if it’s false. Hence, I have read about Refugium also, GFO and Carbon Filter Media reactors, which could/can reduce the amount of the phosphate. If I needed to use one of them which would be the best solution for this system? I really like the Refugium but I’m afraid there is no enough space around the sump. Other problem, which appeared only yesterday that there is a quite big white “spot or something like that” one of the live rocks. What do you think what is that? Is it serious? How could I treat it if necessary? I tried to make some pictures about the problems, hopefully they will be visible to ID’s. Please give me feedbacks about the problems also, if you can see any other things or dramas do not hesitate! Thanks, Jani Lots of algae... Picture of white spot will be post in a next because the system didn't let me upload anymore here...
  20. White crane red for colouring cichlids! Heard it works really well for colouring them up within 2 weeks? What does everyone think about it
  21. Has anyone ever seen a glass shrimp like this? i got it from my dam last week..
  22. So anyone know a Lfs that sells it? I haven't seen it at the ones I frequent. ps keep the boos and hisss to a minimum
  23. Hey guys, I just came vac from a week away where my fish were on an automatic feeder (housemates were about to keep an eye on things) and I did a water change the day I left. Now have a few problems with the tank. The algae I had issues with has take over again, its like a brown beard algae. My largest discus who had not eaten since I got him a month back died - no injuries or obvious illness. I was expecting this somewhat as he just refused to eat anything I tried feeding. Now I seem to have lost 3 of my 5 cories (knowhere to be seen so have no idea what happened) And my school of 20 neons appear ill. Almost all have white to slightly yellow fluffy patches - worse on fins but also on the body and 2 or 3 of them also have growths of the mouth. One is so large I doubt he can eat properly. The remaining 5 discus look ok, but obviously I am very worried I now have a big problem with this tank. Water parameters are still normal. I am obviously going to have to start big frequent water changes - how much do you suggest daily? I dont have another cycled tank to move anything at the moment. Do I need to medicate? I have tried to get photos but they are not that good, the tetras are hard to catch!
  24. looking at getting this led light from aquaholics dose any one on here have then and what r they like thanks
  25. Have been away on holiday for 3 weeks and have come back to find white sPot. 150L planted aquarium with a variety of tetras and guppys and long fin albino catfish... Guppys look like someone has springled air bubbles all over them! Pet shop said raise temp to 28 degrees and use a white spot remedy.. He wasn't sure if the remedy would affect the plants! Help... What can we do?
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