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Old 04-22-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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Hi people need some help with these white spots on my Red Melon Discus. You can't get a good look from the photos but maybe someone will know whats up they look like little worms growing out of the one side of the fish

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Parasite guard for external parasites.
If it's Ich, raise the temperature in the tank.

Can't see very well in the picture.
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If you are keeping your Discus at 30C it won't be ick as ick cannot live in the warmer temperatures. I would give them a dose of Jungle Labs parasite clear prod_71054.jpg you can get it at Walmart and it's good for internal and external parasites. I treat all new quarantined fish with this as a precaution even if they look healthy.
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Thanks guys I don't think it is ick temp 82f I will go get parasite meds

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Thanks guys I don't think it is ick temp 82f I will go get parasite meds

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Not sure if you're aware but to kill Ich with high temp it needs to be above 86F/30C degrees. Raise your temperature a couple of degrees per day until you reach at least 86F/30C.

If your going to use Meds don't raise the temp any higher because there will be less oxygen at the high temp plus the Meds will reduce the oxygen as well.

If you see your fish struggling for air then you need to create more surface aggitation. Do lots of water changes as well.
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82 is too low for discus...I notice my discus are more active at 87-89 and less prone to disease. they're eating, swimmin and chasin each other more.

Do keep in mind other fish such as pleco may not be so comfortable at 88
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I had ich at 84F / 29C (my tank temp). At 89F / 31C - 90F / 32C deg will disappear.

And 82F is too low.
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I'm pretty sure it is not ick, ick looks like salt stuck all over the fish, this looks like little worms some spots are small and some are larger. I got jungle parasite clear this morning, did water change 25% took the carbon out added meds, I couldn't get a good look darn fish is always turned the wrong way. They used to be very sciddish always hiding, bolting away they were my sons but I've moved them downstairs to one of my tanks for the last week or ten day. Since I moved them they calmed down then these spots broke out yesterday

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I wasn't clear with your post above so I don't know if you move it prior or after it became sick, but in my experience when a fish is sick you would need to treat the whole tank don't move a sick fish into a separate tank. I'd definately raise the temp and what else you got in that tank? other than discus
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