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Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Tsar-bomba, Jun 27, 2019.

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    I recently found this fish in my 10gal tank
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    Any idea what it is
     
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    Looks like some sort of livebearer fry (molly, guppy, platty, etc.). Do you have any livebearers in the tank?
     
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    Platty fry.
     
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    Thanks, it seems the origanle Mickey platties must have left them behind
    We also recently found a second one
    Hitlerfish’s rein continues!!!
     
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    I agree with @Naughts its a platy fry. And isn’t he cute! Make sure you have lots of live plants to give him the best chance of survival.

    Best of luck!
     
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    No possibility of live plants, but plenty of artificial plants and small food flakes
     
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    They both had white lumps but no longer do
    I think they gave the lumps to an other fish, anything to worry about?
     
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    A picture would have been useful. Lumps could be anything.

    If you can’t see any visible problems on any other fish, I wouldn’t worry too much. Just keep a close eye out.

    Good luck! :fish:
     
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    The lumps are white
     

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    It appears the fish has white spot disease. I would recommend treating the fish.
     
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    Looks like Ich to me. I would do a water change & start treatment immediately. There are several ich treatments available or you can try to treat with aquarium salt. Melafix & super ick cure have both worked for me in the past. Be careful with salt. ‘Aquarium salt at 3-5 grams/liter for two weeks can be used to treat mild infections of Ich. Be aware that some soft water species and some catfishes can be more sensitive to salt.’ Be sure you are dosing for the correct volume of your tank, not just what is listed as the tank size.
    Raise your temperature to at least 80-84°F and start treating the whole tank. I’m sure Colin can provide more detailed assistance.

    Good luck!
     
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    Perfect timing, as I think my guppies ate one of the platies!!
     
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    One of the babies???
     
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