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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