Originally Posted by Heathers.why
Oh got a picture... I think you can see it. Thanks so much for the support and follow up
. This is my first saltwater tank (a dream for a long time I shared with my husband before he passed away). I am reading like mad and trying so hard to learn. I am building it with my adopted 2 year old grandson and my mom who is terminally ill so I want so badly for it to be beautiful and everyone happy and healthy.
I'm sorry about your mom
it's great you're doing this for them
Good news is it is not ich!! To me, it looks like the beginning of a fungal infection. If you have a quarantine tank, I would move him and treat with a medication called Paraguard by seachem. I had a fish that had something similar and it cleared it up pretty fast. Also, a good diet, and clean water will help a lot!!
If you cannot quarantine, it is always risky treating the main tank. I have treated the main tank with paraguard with no issues (long story lol). As long as you have no inverts, or corals or anything. A QT tank is definitely the best way to go. If you don't have one, this would be a very last resort.