Steph’s Fish and Plants Posted August 17, 2022 Share Posted August 17, 2022 Buckle up this may take a minute. I recently moved 4 hours away and left several of my fish boarding at my LFS from where I used to live. Once moved, I setup a 40 breeder, cycled for a week, got 6 silver tips, then a week later went back for all my fish. In all I had 3 super red bristlenose plecos, 2 L397 plecos, a pair of apisto viejita, and 3 male halfbeaks all in a QT tank at my lfs to board. I also had a schoutedeni puffer at my friends house and got a yellow spiny eel. I drove 4 hours back with fish in buckets with air. I didn’t get a good look at the plecos before they went into the bucket at the store. After drip acclimating for over an hour I added the halfbeaks, apistos, and plecos to the tank and was about to add the eel when I noticed what I initially thought was ich on the big male bristlenose. Pulled him back out and into the bucket, and noticed similar spots on the other plecos and pulled who I could along with deco. One of the 397s was too crafty so he stayed in the tank. In the bucket I put salt to 1.003 and a heater which is currently at 83 degrees F. In the tank I didn’t salt bc I have live plants, but I did turn the heat up to 83 as well. The 397 that had stayed initially only had a few spots on his face and fins, but today is covered. Bucket has an airstone and heater, tank has 2 heaters, a coop sponge, an aqua clear 20 and an aqua clear 70. Yesterday I dosed 2.5 mL of IchX to the bucket but not the tank yet. After 3 days, no one else in the tank seems to have it but it’s gotten worse on the 397. Pictures are from night 1 and then today. Pics of water test from just now as well. so, is this ich? Epistylis? Something else? And if so how do I treat it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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