And I thought warmer water was supposed to kill whitespot?

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ChocolateCake123
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And I thought warmer water was supposed to kill whitespot?

Post by ChocolateCake123 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:40 am

I have 6 clown loaches, 3 with whitespot. Here is where it gets tricky: The water temperature in the tank was 31 degrees Celsius. I thought whitespot was killed by temperaturea like that. Apparently not. Any other treatments? I do not want to use harsh medications.
Thank you in advance.

Bas Pels
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Re: And I thought warmer water was supposed to kill whitespot?

Post by Bas Pels » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:48 pm

White spot is also sensitive towards salt. However, your loaches don't like salt either.

Further, as your didease is rather a-typical, I would first want to be certain of the identity before adding further stuff

ChocolateCake123
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Re: And I thought warmer water was supposed to kill whitespot?

Post by ChocolateCake123 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:37 am

Thank you for your input, Bas Pels.
I went to the pet store and was told that while whitespot CAN survive at 31 degrees, its life cycle is shortened dramatically. Combined with a 4.1 star medication that is safe for scale less fish and I am confident in the survival of the clown loaches. ( It is indeed whitespot, not velvet or fungus)

joietan
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Re: And I thought warmer water was supposed to kill whitespot?

Post by joietan » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:59 pm

I kept 33 degress for 2 weeks. It worked. No meds. The clown loach and otocinclus survived as well.

Bas Pels
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Re: And I thought warmer water was supposed to kill whitespot?

Post by Bas Pels » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:24 am

I'm not surprised about the clown, but I am about the Otocinclus

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Re: And I thought warmer water was supposed to kill whitespot?

Post by rock28 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:52 am

Maybe your thoughts will be right because warmer water depends on the temperature of the water. The temperature are up and down with the condition. so wait for the temperature measurement.upholstery cleaner

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