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  1. An update on this situation for anyone interested and hopefully to help someone else in the future. I purchased an ich medication containing 0.2% malachite green and 0.025 acriflavine. Before adding it I removed around half the salt with a series of small water changes over 2 days. The idea was not to stack to many things together. I added the med as directed 1ml per 20L and kept an eye on the fish for a couple of hours. I didn't see any signs the med was causing stress. The next morning all 3 were dead. The store I purchased them from has an amazing 30 guarantee. If you put a fish in an established system and it dies in 30 days of purchase you take a water sample in and they replace the fish. I explained the situation and showed the ich photos and they gave me 3 more plecos. After a discussion with the staff there we decided I should treat the new fish to prevent another out break. I put them into a different qt tank with all different gear and a different filter. Then add 1/3 dose of the med 1ml to 60L plan was to slowly increase it to avoid stress. I kept an eye on them didn't notice any stress, the next morning all dead again. I feel so bad for the six awesome fish that travelled half way round the world to be poisoned in my tank. And I feel so stupid having done the same thing twice. I'm sharing this in the hope it saves another fish out there somewhere. To sum up it would appear that in my water at least (very soft) that L205s have 0 tolerance to malachite green or possibly acriflavine.
  2. Thanks for the input. I have used methylene blue alot with any problems, I will do some reading about combining it with malachite Green.
  3. I would like to use Ich X but unfortunately can't buy it here in New Zealand. I can get Methylene Blue, Malachite Green or Praziquantel. If anyone has experience using these in similar Situations I would appreciate any input or opinions on if it's worth the risk to try any of them.
  4. I purchased 3 L205 Peckoltia sp about a week ago, they are currently in a 65L about 16G qt tank alone. They deveoped white spots 2 days ago (probably before but they are spotted and it was hard to see at first). I raised the temp to 28c about 82f and added approximately 1tbsp per 3G of aquarium salt. Today I noticed similar little white spots on the spider wood in the tank (see picture) made me think it may be something else. I'm sure the spots weren't on the wood yesterday. Ph 6.7 Kh/Gh 0 Nitrate 0 Nitrite/Ammonia 0
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