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Old 04-13-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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Black/brown spots? Disease? Peacock.

I noticed these little brown/black spots on my peacock a couple days ago. And it looks like they are spreading. I have no idea what this is, or if it's something I should be concerned about. Water parameters are fine. Fish behavior is fine.
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You can see the spots on the anal fin, above the pectoral fin, and on the tail fin.
Is this velvet disease?
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:21 PM   #2
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I had something similar on chins I put some prime and water treatment in a week later it is gone
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:31 AM   #3
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In thinking it's velvet disease, never seen it before, this is a new fish. I threw in some treatment just to be safe. We'll see. The fish seems fine.
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The spots I can see seem to be those black spots fish have that are harmless. ugly and not aesthetically pleasing, but harmless. If it continues to grow it cud be something else and you should worry.

Also, fish behavior?
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:30 PM   #5
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Black/brown spots? Disease? Peacock.

Fish has been behaving fine. Eating well, no pinched fins, lethargy, or rapid breathing. Fish seems totally fine.

I did throw in some Paraguard just to be safe.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:46 PM   #6
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Looking at pictures online I'm sure it's not velvet disease, I think your right that it's just ugly skin spots. I don't mind it is a mixed peacock, but it has really cool colors. I'll check back if his condition gets worse.
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Well I'm going to go with "cosmetic blemish" they haven't changed at all with Paraguard, and the fishes behavior has been perfect as well. Lame.
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Yea, quality is not always easy to find.. I have an otter point with the same problem, but will try and breed it to see if I can get some w/o the the black spots
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This one came out if a "mixed peacock" tank for $1.99. It had a lot if red and yellow, looked cool, but it's pretty faded now, which I understand is normal as they grow.
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Oh. So it was hormoned. I wonder if that causes the the spots.
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