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Hi!

 

Situation:  I have white spots on my tank walls that I can't get rid of.  

Background: I had several fish die a couple months ago from what I thought was ich.  I started to notice white spots on the tank walls, floor and heater.... then noticed on my pleco (which was a new addition).  The spot covered the poor guy.. then got to my angel fish.  I treat with ich-x... but they both died.  

I haven't been able to get the white spots off the tank walls.  Maybe the ich and spots on the tank walls are separate issues??

 

Any help is welcome

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Hi there. Very sorry about your losses with Ich. Since you're only asking about what the white spots could be- not sure they have anything to do with the Ich (I've treated ich twice and never saw this). Could it be limpets? Google image search- they are hard shelled critters so would be hard to get off the glass. 

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Those pics are sooo helpful. I dont think it's limpets.  They are more like tiny irregular clumps that sway with the movement of the water. I grabbed my kids microscope it looked like a clump of plant cells?? No movement, looked green.  Last time i scrubbed the tank walls, and did large water change spots came back in a day or two.  

 

I took a picture of one of the fish... i dont see any spots... its hard for me to tell if the tail fin has any spots. He survived my initial ich treatment 2 months ago.   The other two Tetra do not have any spots.  I added them to the tank after I treated ich

 

My next step was going to be one more scrub... good water change, clean the sponge in my filter (but not the bio-rocks).  If that doesn't work... I'm not sure what to do

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Well my only other thought is they could be hydra or some other sort of parasite since you've been having so many issues. Ich is parasite but I don't know if meds specifically for them kills other things. I'm wondering if you need to do your water change but then do a general parasitic treatment on the tank. 

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