White Spot On My Glowlight Tetra
Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:26 PM
Stats below first:
Tank size: 600mm x 300mm x 300mm (54L ish)
pH: Around 8-8.2
kH: Around 230ppm
gH: Around 390ppm
tank temp: 26*C
Quick bit of history!!
I completed a fishless cycle and loaded the tank with 14x Glowlight Tetra's on the 18/11/09 (18th of November for you Americans!!!) a week later I noticed they had fin rot - see thread here so I dosed it with eSHa 2000 as suggested. The past couple of weeks they really settled down and the fins are nearly all healed.
So I decided to get some Panda Corydoras yesterday (got 6 of them) - When I got home I had 6 but also a dead cory as well, looked like he'd been dead for a while so I think somehow it was dead from the tank I bought them from - didn't notice it in the bag and only saw 6 so rather confusing. I didn't notice the dead one until I'd finish the drip acclimization (about 2 - 2 1/2 hours after I bought them) and I didn't have a QT tank so I had to drop them in my only tank.
The Panda Corydoras appear to be okay for the moment, still a little stressed but I can't see anything unusual on them.
I have however noticed one of my Glowlight Tetra's has a white spot on the top of him/her where the area should be a transparent colour - couple of photos below
(S)he appears to be acting 'normally' otherwise and doesn't appear too fussed over it, though I'm new to keeping fish so I may well be missing something.
Any thoughts please??
Posted 07 December 2009 - 07:46 PM
Any redness to the spot or patch.
How big is the spot. Is it bigger than a grain of salt.
Does the spot look like its filled with fluid.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:25 PM
Certainly larger than a gain of salt.
I can't see any redness to it but will keep an eye on it, seems to be another faint white patch on the silver part of that fish as well.
I wouldn't say it looks like it's fluid filled.
Best way I can descibe it is this;
It looks like a piece of transparent plastic (the fishes skin) has been heated and bent turning the bent area white... if that makes sense?
Thanks for the reply Wilder!
Posted 08 December 2009 - 04:14 PM
If there no sign of flicking and rubbing I would take the bacterial route.
If in the uk add some myxazin by waterlife.
Just want to make sure there couldn't be heater burns.
Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:54 PM
Will pick some up tomorrow, I've got some eSHa 2000 I used for the finrot - i dosed the tank with some of that last night because I figured it'd be better than nothing!
He/She doesn't look any worse today, if anything I'd say it's a little less noticable. I'll get the Myxazin to be on the safe side though!
Posted 08 December 2009 - 07:46 PM
Let me know if you don't mind if the med clears it up.
Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:38 PM
Do you mean eSHa 2000 is okay instead of the other one? Will use it again tonight before I can pick up the other one (if needed!)
Of course I'll let you know how the lil' fella gets on
Posted 09 December 2009 - 02:47 PM
If no improvement over the next few days get back to the board.
Posted 18 December 2009 - 12:19 PM
Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:57 PM
I think I would do another round of meds then, just to be on the safe side.
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