Is this ich?

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. 346 views

  • Posts: 14
  • Liked: 1
  • Thanks Given: 6
  • Received: 0
  • Location: West Yorkshire

Hi.
 Do you think this is ich on my mccoskers? It's still eating and non of my other fish have spots. I can't see these marks at all when the tank lights are off. They are really hard to see under whites but show up more under the blues. Any help much appreciated!

Steve's Marines

  • Posts: 1,833
  • Liked: 439
  • Thanks Given: 76
  • Received: 272
  • Steve
  • Location: Cambridgeshire

Reply #1

Hi It could be, but I wouldn't nail my flag to the mast just yet. Do you have a hospital tank available/set up so you can monitor it?  If it's fungal best to keep it separate from the others.  If it's ich they will drop off then come back.
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

kirsty

  • Posts: 14
  • Liked: 1
  • Thanks Given: 6
  • Received: 0
  • Location: West Yorkshire

Reply #2

Thanks for your reply. I don't have a qt/hospital tank which is why I'm worried I've introduced ich to my tank. I don't have room for a second tank of any decent size but could manage a small one if it'd be suitable for a hospital tank. The marks kind of fluoresce under blues so they kind of look like the fishes natural markings but I've not noticed them stand out so much before.

Steve's Marines

  • Posts: 1,833
  • Liked: 439
  • Thanks Given: 76
  • Received: 272
  • Steve
  • Location: Cambridgeshire

Reply #3

It could be flukes, they are pretty common,  a parasite that attaches to the Fish that won't tend to dissappear,  I had them on a clownfish once. I got them off by giving the Fish a fresh water dip for 30 seconds.  Have a look at flukes on marine fish and see if you can find a match.
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

Thanks:


kirsty

  • Posts: 14
  • Liked: 1
  • Thanks Given: 6
  • Received: 0
  • Location: West Yorkshire

Reply #4

Thanks again, will do.

Tags: