I'm on day 4 of temp raise to just over 86 (87-88 ish) the rummys are completely Ich free and have been for a couple of days now as are all the others, but one loach in particular keeps getting the odd spot, losing it and getting another. He's really pale in contrast to what he should look like and asthetically doesn't seem to be doing well at all. That said he's still swimming about and 'acting' normally.
Do I keep the temp up another couple of days and keep monitoring or switch to the dreaded Protozin on half dose. I love my Clown Loaches and would be gutted if I lost one but rather lose one of the little guys that the full tank of 22.
Is there a chance it isn't Ich? The spots too tiny and too few to photograph. No other fish than the two clowns and one Rummy have been affected.
Couldn't get Esha Exit, everywhere local just recommends flippin Protozin. I've got some of that but am loathed to use it. So far only unsed King British Revitaliser Tonic (which it says is liquified salts) every other day and temp raise.
Bizarrely even though Clowny looks ill he's not acting it any more. It's my 5 baby Harlequin Rasboras that seem to be affected most by all this. Though I'm it's guessing with them it's because of the temp raise as none have noticable ailments.
I've got a tube airstone thing and a separate singular air thingy, aswell as the filter pump is pointing towards the surface for plenty of aggitation. Really trying to keep the water oxygenated so they don't suffer too much.
Clowny's gone really pale and keeps atacking the other clown. His eye has gone white whereas it's normally black due to the stripe over it. I don't know what to do. Getting really upset. No more evidence of Ich but think it's taken its toll
Lower the temperature again now (SLOWLY). It sounds like you've killed the vast majority of the whitespot if not all of it and that clown loach isn't liking the heat. What he has now is probably not whitespot but a secondary complication. Do a large water change and test ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and ph again too.
Is the eye white on the inside or does it have a coating?
The paleness is a sign of stress and likewise the agression is probably because he's feeling vunerable. Anything else not right with him?
Right didn't know what constituted a 'large' water change so done about 30% ... hope that's enough. Unfortunately that fresh water has reduced the temperature quite significantly so doing it slowly has been defeated eek! Currently as 82 so a drop of 6 ish degrees in about 10 mins.