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Latest Order Arrived White Spot On Cichlids.

macca30macca30 Member Posts: 17
edited October 2011 in Livefish Online Store
I recently got a order of 3 electric blue , 3 electric yellows and 1 x demasoni.

My fish in the tank are now infected with white spot , I have norrowed it down to this order as my boss ordered the same time as me and all his fish are now also infected with white spot as and we have lost a few fish so far , treatment is in both our tanks but I have to say we are both not very impressed.

have ordered before and had no problems , The local fish shop also order a batch of fish and they were all infected with white spot as well.

hopefully the treatment works and does not kill anymore fish.

I would love a reply to this email if possible ?

Thank You.

Comments

  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    Hiya Macca
    Sorry that your's & your boss's fish have got the dreaded WS.
    I am confident LF haven't sent you fish with WS knowingly, if at all, You should send LF an email, including your complaint.
    I can not speculate on how your fish contracted WS.
    I do know, cooler temps (such as when traveling) are a contributing factor.
    Raising the temp to 29/30, adding salt and meds for WS, 10%WC's daily, This should cure it but needs to be continued for a few weeks to be sure..

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    We are not part of the actual LF company..
    Your email will be addressed by a LF staff member at their discretion..
    I'm sorry, I can't help you anymore than my suggestions above..
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  • macca30macca30 Member Posts: 17
    Hi ,

    Thanks for the reply , The thing was all our fish were doing fine until this batch arrived and we got our fish on the same day , and nothing has changed except for the new fish , I have emailed them to let them know as well.

    Just hope they all pull through.

    Cheers.
  • BrengunBrengun Moderator Posts: 1,985
    A good preventative for any new fish would be a temporary quaranteen tank.
    It need not be a fancy glass one, just a plastic tote box sort with a heater and a sponge filter kept in the main tank and moved over to the temporary tank to establish good bacteria. Add Seachem Prime and Stability daily to the water to avert any tank cycle affects and also to help the new fishes slime coat which can be damaged in transit, and allows whitespot to take hold during the stress of freighting.

    I have asked several long established fish keepers their opinions on whats the best treatment. A lot of them prefer the good old Wardleys Ichaway, with half dose for loaches.
    For my expensive plecos I would use Waterlifes Protozin as I found it very safe to use on them.

    Good luck with your fishes.
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  • macca30macca30 Member Posts: 17
    Thanks mate , I have a 70L tank I am setting up for a quarintine tank from now on.

    The treatment is in the water to treat the white spot , so I just hope all my fish survive , I have lost 2 silver sharks so far. (My boss has lost 3 fish so far as well)
  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    Sorry to hear of your losses
    Q tanks are invaluable... <!-- s:salute: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_salut.gif" alt=":salute:" title="salute" /><!-- s:salute: -->
    Best of luck with your fish..
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  • BrengunBrengun Moderator Posts: 1,985
    Good part about a smaller quaranteen tank is you don't need to use such a big dose of meds either. Saves money all round. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->
    Oh btw, while treating, turn the air bubblers up high.
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  • macca30macca30 Member Posts: 17
    Thanks for all the tips , putting in my second lot of treatment today and it look like its working well and I have only had 1 silver shark and a tetra die so far.

    Biggest disapointment is not hearing anything from Livefish after sending them a email early in the week. (They need to respond alot quicker , I ordered some fish a short time ago and the next day my tank split and leaked everywhere (6ft 380L) i tried to contact them to see if I could delay my order and I heard nothing from them so I got the delivery but had no tank to put them in)
  • fletch95fletch95 Member Posts: 390
    are the cichlids in the same tank as the tetras?
  • macca30macca30 Member Posts: 17
    Hi ,

    Yes they are in the same tank i only have 3 tetra's , Oringinally I wasn't going to put them in with cichlids but they have been fine.
  • fletch95fletch95 Member Posts: 390
    they wnot last long
    what type are they?
  • macca30macca30 Member Posts: 17
    Hi ,

    Red Columbian Tetra , they have been in the tank with the cichlids for nearly over a year and are still ok , they are a decent size and they have all grow together.

    Once my tank split and had to start againI just wanted a cichlid tank , i managed to get rid of all my small fish by giving them to my rellies except these 2.
  • macca30macca30 Member Posts: 17
    Here is a pic with my second treatment for white spot , I'm happy to say that all fish are now going great <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->

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    I am still awiaitng to hear back from livefish regarding this matter ?????
  • macca30macca30 Member Posts: 17
    I have been emailed a responce from livefish and a credit has been offered so its all worked out fine , will continue to recommend them as a great supplier.

    Thank you.
  • BrengunBrengun Moderator Posts: 1,985
    Neato! Livefish are a godsend for ppl who don't have a live fish shop anywhere near to order for them. Thanks Livefish. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->
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  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    Oh thats awesome...Glad you're happy now... <!-- s:dance4: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/WoohooSmiley.gif" alt=":dance4:" title="dance4" /><!-- s:dance4: -->
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  • zarramariezarramarie Member Posts: 233
    I got WS from livefish too. but thats my fault for not treating my plants when i got them. i didnt no it could come on plants. i dosed my fish up when they came. all happy and healthy. but when i got my plants i washed them but didnt dose them with treatments and a couple fish got sick. but i saved them!! I have one fish that has a white spot still on her. and ive treated the aquarium a fair few times and shes fine shes not struggling or anything. and non others have gotten sick. is this normal? shes yellow orange colour so you can see it on her tail fin. this all happened 2 months ago. and all other fish are fine.
  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    I got WS from livefish too.

    Um sorry, I have to correct you there, Your fish didn't get the WS from LF specifically, ie their water, When fish travel, temps drop, fish get stressed and are more at risk of WS taking hold, WS is everywhere, it's a common parasite that can take hold of weak fish..overnight..and once placed in your tank, They may stress further, specially if not acclimatised properly, So you see, Your statement, "I got WS from livefish too" is not correct.. <!-- s:thumbright: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_thumright.gif" alt=":thumbright:" title="thumbright" /><!-- s:thumbright: -->
    Best thing to never have WS is to have a UV Sterilizing filter..I have been known to buy fish with WS and cure them in only a few days(only recently with a pair of Neon Blue Blue Rams)...Temps to fight it should be at 29 or higher, my rams love it warm so that is another bonus for my fight against it..I once had it for months n months and could not win the fight, but now with the combination of UV light, regular water changes, good nutrition, high temps, Result....I don't get it any more & can actually cure fish I buy cheap that have it.. <!-- s:dance6: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/Boogiedancing.gif" alt=":dance6:" title="dance6" /><!-- s:dance6: -->
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  • zarramariezarramarie Member Posts: 233
    lol see now this is why i missed this site when it was down!! the other site i was on told me all that information!!! soooo it didnt come on my plants?? coz that is kind of a relief!! they told me i should have done this and that to avoid it. never about the uv filter thingy though. i have seen them around though lately. i got told i should use it on my pond because it kills the algae bloom? is this true moo? and i got told too shade it more. its already in the shade house and under the veranda. so i moved the monstiria plant (swiss chesse leave looking thing lol) around so its leaves shaded the pond. and it pretty much went away!!
  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    Yes shade will help reduce algae blooms in ponds, The sun is a pond or tanks enemy.., Uv Sterilisers will rid tanks and ponds of algae, & only if the globe is replaced regularly..You were not lied to on this subject....
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