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Old 11-17-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
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Six line wrasse discoloration

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Here is a pic don't know how well you will be able to see it. It seems to. Have like white blotches on his skin.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Hard to see but its possible that he has some kind of bacterial/fungal growth on him. What else is in the tank, how long has it been running, what are you test results?
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:55 PM   #3
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Tank has been running for about two months now. Testing the water now and that is the only fish in the tank he was my first addition.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:03 PM   #4
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Results nitrites-0, nitrates-0, ph-7.4, sg-1.023
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How would I buffer my ph because I know that's really low but you think that's what caused this "fungus"
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:11 PM   #6
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That pH is really low. What is your temperature set at? Usually pale skin is a sign of stress, which the pH would definitely cause. Also, what was your ammonia test result? I would consider doing a water change.

They almost look like the blotches after the ich parasite ruptures from the fish, but it's hard to tell.
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PH is definitely a touch low, but I'll need to defer to the experts in the group...I have far less experience with saltwater fish, but I know that little white flecks on the sides of a fish is typically not a good thing (this is how things like marine ich and the like can start) - not saying you have ich mind you, but it's what it sounds kinda like to me.
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Ammonia was also 0 sorry and my temp stays around 80 degrees
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the temp is a little to high.

do you have a glass cover and how much surface agitation is there. to get your PH to raise try aiming a power head up at the surface so the water can aerate its self
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Yes I have a glass cover and there is slot of surface agitation I have an mp10 like 2 inches from the surface in my 29 biocube.
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