5 years ago #1
kmm7
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I have a 10 gallon freshwater aquarium with two goldfish in it, along with a live plant and a couple of plastic ones. Gravel is covering the bottom. Water temp is maintained at 72 - 74 degrees. Anyhow, I've had the tank for over a month now, and these white spots seem to be growing on the inside of the aquarium glass. The first time I noticed it, I noticed my fish also had white spots on their back fins so I treated the tank with Ick medicine for 6 days, then changed out a little more than 25% of the water (and conditioned the water after adding new water). My fish were healthy again, but the white spots on the glass are growing more now. My fish seemed a bit stressed tonight (swimming up to the top of the water for air), so I tested the water and the nitrate and nitrite levels are too high so I moved my fish from the tank to a smaller glass bowl with new water that I conditioned and tested. I'm not sure what is causing the stuff to grow in the tank, nor do I know what it is. If anyone knows what this could be or how best to get rid of it, I'd love to know. Right now my two little goldfish are swimming around in an 8 cup glass bowl as this is the biggest glass bowl I had to transfer them to. Thanks.

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5 years ago #2
dkpate
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If your nitrite levels are too high, then your tank is not cycled, and that could be why the fish are not too happy. What is your ammonia reading?
You can use the search bar here, or google to read up on the nitrogen cycle that all tanks need to go through.
I would do a partial water change of 50-70% every day until your tank is cycled. You can keep the fish in there while doing that, just make sure the water is conditioned and the same temp.
Also, 10 gallons is too small for those goldies. The first one needs at least 15 gallons, and 10 gallons for every one after that. If they stay in that tank, the ammonia and nitrite levels are going to be high all the time, and you will be doing water changes all the time.

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5 years ago #3
johnarthur
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Moving fish from one aquarium to another produces stress. In addition, the bare fish bowl with only water cannot grow the colonies of beneficial bacteria that make the nitrogen cycle work.

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5 years ago #4
johnarthur
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PS: The white spots could be little crustaceans that thrive on uneaten food. Over feeding could also be the cause of the ich; it produces excess ammonia which, in turn, weakens a fish's immune system.

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4 years ago #5
fishian greg
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Hi am looking for maintenance for my aquarium can you kindly look for pro maintenance for me or if you could do this for me i will be glad Thanks.

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4 years ago #6
johnarthur
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For professional aquarium maintenance, Google may be able to come up with a name. Most of us here are hobbyists who do our own aquarium maintenance. It's not too difficult if you have the right equipment. We'll be happy to offer suggestions.

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4 years ago #7
mjrkiller308
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do u have snails and if you do does the spots consist of clear slimmy stuff intheshape of a circle or a horseshoe filled with tiny white dots all over in it if this is the case then they are snail eggs and i would reccomend u leave thm in there cu snails keep ur glass squeeky clean gl and us posted

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4 years ago #8
ICAMBLUE
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I also had white spots on my glass on my plants everywhere... yet I started keeping the light off and on only for a couple of hours over a two week period with water changes... I no longer have white spots! I think It was white algae! This could be as simple as that!

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3 years ago #9
hippychick
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This information was very helpful to me, THANK YOU for posting !!!!

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3 years ago #10
aron parkes
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hi i keep getting white spot when i do warter changes can u help our tell me why thanks

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2 years ago #11
jrc
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i had white stuff all in the bottom and all on the wall of my tank i had to take clorox powder and a razor to clean it up i was told was calcium build up

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2 years ago #12
sparky
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i might have some bit algea eater ate it

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1 year ago #13
deray
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I think that you may just have a type of bacteria living in your tank that causes ick

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