White spot

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Aqua Chris, 14 Dec 2009.

  1. Aqua Chris

    Aqua Chris

    Joined:
    14 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Advice please.....
    I've a Regal Tang with white spot how should I treat it? Can I treat it inside the tank ? I've got Corals a sea horse starfish, fire shrimp what should I use?
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. henry888

    henry888

    Joined:
    15 Dec 2009
    Posts:
    163
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    JHB
    Hi Aqua Chris. The best no meds advice i can give is, skunk cleaner shrimp and cleaner wrasse. They will clear the problem within days... ;-)
     
  4. Aqua Chris

    Aqua Chris Thread Starter

    Joined:
    14 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you. I'll get those guys tomorrow.
     
  5. dropzone newbee

    dropzone newbee

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2009
    Posts:
    992
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    sandton
    hey Chris
    im a super newbee and my regal got white spot within days of putting him in !
    the advice i got was also cleaner shrimps ! worked like a charm !! he's the hungriest dude in my tank now
    good luck
     
  6. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    Please remember these are not cures for white spot. Your fish and tank will always have Ich unless totally shutdown
     
  7. Falcon

    Falcon

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    VEREENIGING
    is it a new fish?if so then give him a week or two to settle down.

    if not and he gets worse to the point where he is hardly moving/swimming then place him in a quarantine tank with a lower salinity like say 1.015sg and no meds etc needed just the lower salinity in a tank stocked with similar water conditions as your main tank...(use water from your main tank and dilute is the easiest way to achieve this)
     
  8. Stressed Eric

    Stressed Eric

    Joined:
    20 May 2009
    Posts:
    294
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Pietermaritzburg Kzn
    Uhm, not to put a damper, but a cleaner wrasse won't eat the crypto parasite (white spot). Rather feed the tank with food containing garlic, and if things get out of hand set up a hospital tank for all fish, lower salinity and dose with copper for 2 weeks, then let them chill in there for another 2 weeks while the remainder of the white spot dies out in your display tank before reintroducing. Good luck, white spot is a real bugger.
     
  9. Falcon

    Falcon

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    VEREENIGING
    i agree except for the copper part lol that alone can kill a weak fish ive seen it numerous times...white spot dies in low salinity so it should be enough.
     
  10. Atilla

    Atilla Sponsor

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    1,071
    Likes Received:
    23
    agree with Falcon on this one. it all depends on how weak the fish is
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - White spot Forum Date
white spot treatment that works Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals 13 Aug 2016
Urgent help needed cream angel white spot Urgent Help Needed 8 Aug 2016
My Regal Tang has white spots Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals 23 Jul 2016
Regal tang whitespots Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals 9 Jul 2016
Ich / White spot Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals 16 Jun 2016
Little White Spots on Back Overflow General Discussions and Advice 4 Apr 2016
White Spots New Members 2 Nov 2015