White spot need help

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First timer of having white spot in community tank. Some have it some don't. Do not have a quarentine tank.

I have treated the tank with rapid white spot treatment. Some salt. Removing carbon filter And raising the temperature to 29 - 30 to deg Celsius.

Is there anything more I can do?

How often do I do water changes?

Do I take all ornaments out and live plants?

Can I still live feed my fish ?
(Being Oscars, dollars and some suckers in there)



Help.... I can't loose these fish I'm to attached.
 
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So keep it at 30 deg Celsius.?

No fish look like there in distress at this point. Just spotty as hell. There still eating and active.
 

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I just finished treatment. Temp at 86F, aquarium salt ( careful if you have tetras or cories). Leave for 2 weeks after last white spot seen. Vacuum substrate daily to suck up parasites. If you remove 25% of water, only add back 25% of original salt dosage. Be sure to dissolve aquarium salt first. I also soaked my fish food in Garluc Guard to help immune system. Keep us posted! Salt is 1 tablespoon for every 5 gallons. If you have salt sensitive fish, cut dose in half.
 
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I just finished treatment. Temp at 86F, aquarium salt ( careful if you have tetras or cories). Leave for 2 weeks after last white spot seen. Vacuum substrate daily to suck up parasites. If you remove 25% of water, only add back 25% of original salt dosage. Be sure to dissolve aquarium salt first. I also soaked my fish food in Garluc Guard to help immune system. Keep us posted! Salt is 1 tablespoon for every 5 gallons. If you have salt sensitive fish, cut dose in half.
So when there are no spots left on fish... You know there gone ? Even in the gravel etc
 

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The whitespot parasite has 3 stages - on the fish as spots, on the bottom of the tank where it multiplies, and free swimming where it looks for a fish to infect.

If you reduce the temperature too soon, you may not kill all the parasites so the fish will be re-infected. Keeping the temp raised for 2 weeks after the last spot disappears from the fish means all the parasites will be killed.
 

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So when there are no spots left on fish... You know there gone ? Even in the gravel etc
Only after about 5 days if no spots. Remember that the parasite has to burst open in gravel which can take a day or 2 and then they can live for 48 hours without a host to feed off of. Depending on water temp, it could take a bit longer for them to burst. So the first week after no spots, we keep watching for spots. Week 2 is to be sure all parasites are dead. So leave temp at 86F for 2 weeks after no spots seen. :)
 
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The whitespot parasite has 3 stages - on the fish as spots, on the bottom of the tank where it multiplies, and free swimming where it looks for a fish to infect.

If you reduce the temperature too soon, you may not kill all the parasites so the fish will be re-infected. Keeping the temp raised for 2 weeks after the last spot disappears from the fish means all the parasites will be killed.
I want them to survive. So I won't be doing anything drastic. At all.

They seem to have less dots now. So fingers crossed it's working. Cheers.
 
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Only after about 5 days if no spots. Remember that the parasite has to burst open in gravel which can take a day or 2 and then they can live for 48 hours without a host to feed off of. Depending on water temp, it could take a bit longer for them to burst. So the first week after no spots, we keep watching for spots. Week 2 is to be sure all parasites are dead. So leave temp at 86F for 2 weeks after no spots seen. :)
Can I still feed my Oscars live feeder food? Or wait out till the spots are totally gone ?
 
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The Oscars and dollars seem to have only there find with dots now. That's after two days.

Do I still continue treatment for the two weeks after spots are gone aswell? Salt aswell as the rapid white spot stuff?
 
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