MBU has white spot

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One of the easiest and best ways to help your fish feel better is clean water! If you are already on a regular water change schedule (50% weekly is recommended) a good step to making your fish more comfortable while waiting for diagnosis/suggestions is to do a large water change immediately. Feel free to repeat daily or as often as you can, clean water is always a good thing! Use of Amquel or Prime as a dechlor may help with any ammonia or nitrite issues, and is highly recommended.

Note - if you do not normally do large water changes, doing a sudden, large water change could shock your fish by suddenly changing their established water chemistry. Clean water is still your first goal, so in this case, do several smaller (10%) water changes over the next day or two before starting any large ones.
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MBU has white spot

Post by connahmount » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:41 pm

Hi all,

I purchased a MBU Puffer recently...fully aware of the size requirements etc.

However, one thing i wasnt aware of is that they are susceptable to white spot but have copper allergies.

I have purchased interpet anti-white spot but unsure whether or not i can use this on Boris

Could anyone help?

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Re: MBU has white spot

Post by bertie 83 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:54 pm

Search the library for rtrs salt and heat method, no meds required or advised. Welcome to the forum, where you from?
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: MBU has white spot

Post by connahmount » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:00 pm

Thanks for your response. I'm from Chelmsford in Essex. Yourself? Oh right ok i will do i was just unsure about using salt as the mbu are fresh water?

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Re: MBU has white spot

Post by connahmount » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:00 pm

Just for my info... his white spot protrudes from his body almost like he has sand on him. Is this definitely white sport before i go throwing salt in there?

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Re: MBU has white spot

Post by bertie 83 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:14 pm

If it looks kinda like he has been salted so to speak then tip it's ich. Salt and heat is the way to go mate. I'm down in sunny Brighton. If you want certain confirmation upload a pic for us we will look it over for you
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Re: MBU has white spot

Post by Flutter » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:31 pm

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Re: MBU has white spot

Post by Pufftastic » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:32 pm

White spot/ich looks like white grains of sand. It can be on the fins, on the body, or both.
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Re: MBU has white spot

Post by RTR » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:52 am

Actually, Ich is primarily a gill parasite. It only attaches to the body and fins when it cannot find space on the gills. But of course we can't see it on the gills...
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Re: MBU has white spot

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:43 pm

Flutter's link is good, also this one: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=28113
I have also combated ich with high doses of VC (50-100ppm): viewtopic.php?f=3&t=30163
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Re: MBU has white spot

Post by connahmount » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:40 pm

I would like to say thanks to all of you for your help. I have been doing 30% water changes every 2 days adding fine sea salt for every 5 gallons and im glad to say brian is healthy and active again.

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Re: MBU has white spot

Post by bertie 83 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:29 pm

Keep it up until 14 days after the last spot has gone, it is primarily a gill parasite so just cos you can't see it it doesn't mean it's not still active
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Re: MBU has white spot

Post by Chikulim » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:44 pm

Thanks for the advice. It cure my mbu puffer. I followed exactly the thread direction. Right now on the fourth day, the white spot is gone and my little buddy is lively and start eating. I will continue till the 14th day. Thanks you so much!

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