Dh bought two new fish for our tank. I have been away for a few days and have come home and discovered that one of the new fish has bought white spot with it despite being quarantined prior to purchase.
Does anyone know a fast acting treatment? Is the survival rate good? The original fish with it seems quite depressed.
7 of our fish (tetras and mollies) have just died of this, we think because dp cleaned the filter with tap water. He won't do that again. 2 survivors not looking dead yet but it won't surprise me. Dp added a treatment to the water yesterday but it may have been too late for them. More info here
We've had ours 4 years. Well I say ours, we gave them to friends because the tank was huge and we moved in to a smaller house. We have one that was attacked by the others, they pecked it's eyes out and most of it's fins so it's definatley blind and we just bought a separation net that you use for breeding and it's fine!
Maddiemo, thanks! I was a bit sad about it, we felt responsible (hell, we were responsible!) and there were babies who died too - we only noticed their existence when it was too late. The 2 tetras are still alive though so maybe the treatment did the trick. I'm sure you can get it in any pet shop, sorry if my first post was v pesimistic! NBWG, those are vicious fish! Poor blind one.
my mum used to add a bit of salt to the water when we were kids, it used to work as the one goldfish lived til it was 11 (or so she said ) I had to laugh as my dh's auntie asked me if i was sure my 6 yr old rabbit was the same one, as if dh had been replacing it when it diedn and i hadnt noticed!