Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-26-2007, 01:33 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 102
Black spots on clown

Has anyone ever experienced their clownfish getting black spots? Black spots started developing a few days ago and they seem to have multiplied. I've read that it could either be blackspot disease (a form of ich) or burns from the frogspawn. This guy has been kind of testing the waters on hosting a frogspawn. My other clownfish doesn't have any spots and he stays out of the frogspawn so I'm thinking it might be frogspawn burns. Just want to see if anyone else has had this happen or knows more about this condition. Thanks!
__________________

__________________
DurTBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007, 01:44 AM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Devilishturtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 8,544
Send a message via Yahoo to Devilishturtles
Likely the frogspawn. I wouldn't worry about it, as long as the fish is still acting and eating normal.
__________________

__________________
-Lindsay

Live in the Western MD/West Virginia/DC Metro Area?
Join our very active regional forum Here

Like the advice someone just gave you? Add to their reputation! Click on the balance icon underneath their username and let them know.
Devilishturtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007, 01:53 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 102
Yeah, he's still very active and his appetite is still extremely healthy. Thanks for the reassurance. I was getting kind of worried.
__________________
DurTBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007, 07:47 PM   #4
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
The black spot disease looks like a fine pepper. You can see it on this link.

http://www.fishbase.org/Diseases/Dis...D1.jpg&notcom=
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007, 08:06 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 102
Thanks for the link. So his black spots look much bigger than that. I've tried to take a picture but my camera is pretty simple so it's tough to get a picture that's not blurry from him moving around. I'll try again tonight and post it.
__________________
DurTBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007, 10:44 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Warrensburg, IL
Posts: 568
Send a message via AIM to TheChad
My Clowns got black spots too, I was worried because there wasn't anything in the tank other than LR when they got them.

After a while most of the spots went away, I never saw anything negative happen to the clowns while they've had them... It's been the better part of a year that they've had the spots...

I now have 2 other fish, corals, snails, and shrimp in the tank...

-TheChad
__________________
90 Gallon Drilled Glass Tank w/ Corner Overflow: 492w (2x 150w 14,000K MH, 2x 96w Actinic CF) Coralife Aqualight Pro | Custom 34x15x15 Sump/Refugium | SWC Skimmer | Coralife Turbo-Twist 6x UV Sterilizer | Maxi-Jet Power Head w/Sure Flow Upgrade Kit | 120lbs of Live Rock | 100lbs of Live Sand
TheChad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007, 11:54 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: not here anymore
Posts: 5,338
Just another person who had a black spot on his clown. The spot was maybe 1/8" inch across back by his tail. It appeared about a week after I put a colony of zoanthids in the tank. After a couple weeks, it was completely gone. Maybe for the first day of the spot, he didn't eat quite like normal - but the rest of the time he wasn't showing any negative signs.

In your case, I'd guess it was a little burn from the frogspawn.
__________________
Kurt_Nelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 12:42 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 102
Thanks for sharing your experiences. I feel a lot better about the spots after hearing about all of your experiences. I think he'll be fine but for what it's worth, here are a couple pics of the spots. They're not great pictures but I think you can see what I'm talking about:



__________________
DurTBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 11:31 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Warrensburg, IL
Posts: 568
Send a message via AIM to TheChad
Yeah.. That's what my clowns looked like, but I didn't have any corals when My clowns got the spots, So don't know what they are/were.

-TheChad
__________________
90 Gallon Drilled Glass Tank w/ Corner Overflow: 492w (2x 150w 14,000K MH, 2x 96w Actinic CF) Coralife Aqualight Pro | Custom 34x15x15 Sump/Refugium | SWC Skimmer | Coralife Turbo-Twist 6x UV Sterilizer | Maxi-Jet Power Head w/Sure Flow Upgrade Kit | 120lbs of Live Rock | 100lbs of Live Sand
TheChad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 06:59 PM   #10
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
Read down to Clownfish HyperMelanization

http://home2.pacific.net.ph/%7Esweet...shdisease.html
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
black spot, black spots, clown

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black spots kwan Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 04-14-2008 06:14 AM
black spots on clown melissfish Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 3 09-17-2004 11:16 AM
Black spots on clown wahoo_drew Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 1 07-03-2004 01:43 AM
Black Spots Andydg Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 01-26-2004 03:31 PM
??Black Spots?? nineiron Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 01-24-2004 05:24 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.