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Old 01-21-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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Black Spot on my clownfish

I recently found a black spot on my clown. There is only one It doesnt seem to be much of anything and its pretty tiny, but i know such things as black ich exist and when i hear ich it brings back bad memories (nothing survived last time ) Figured id post a picture anyway to see what you guys think.....

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:13 PM   #2
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Got a torch coral in the tank? Or something like that? My guess is that it's a reaction to a coral sting.
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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I got a frogspawn. I was thinking that too. He doesn't hang out by it, but he is the more adventurous of the two and I wouldn't be surprised if he explored it. I am just making sure it isn't anything worse.
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:23 PM   #4
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I have more seen them in my toadstool leather. If that means anything. Dont think those sting. Just putting it out there.
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Frogspawn... torch... all the same family. Most likely that's all it is.
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:28 PM   #6
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Ok that is very reassuring to know. Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:17 PM   #7
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I recently found more spots on this same clown. Larger. Not black kind of gray. Just making sure this isn't a bad thing?
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My clowns (A. percula) host one of my frogspawns. No black spots on either of them.
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well I know they dont always get stung, but sometimes do. Im just wondering if this is bad that it keeps getting stung
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Im not that experienced yet but i did some reading on clownfish diseases and stuff previously due to ick/velvet, I lost 15 out of 18 fish in 3-2 days about 2 months ago and it really sucks...especially expensive ones. I used Mardel on the survivers, cured everything now they look great! Though if its not ick but stings, then that probably means that your clownfish isnt producing that protective slime coating that he/she needs to protect it from the stinging. So that might be due to insuffisant nutrition, bad water quality or some sort of sickness/parasite.

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