Just wanting conformation on t
Background, I have a very shy/ scared occelaris clown that hangs out solely at the surface hiding behind my eshopps overflow. I have never seen it lower than the top half of the tank or near any live rock. A sixline, and a blue damsel I had to put in the sump to kill the bullying. ( I think he's the reason the clown is afraid to go lower in the tank.
A couple weeks ago I added a feather duster. The next morning I woke up, everything fine. When I came back to check on the tank a few hours later the clown was covered in white spots... but within a matter of an hour or so they was all gone. ( i could watch them fall off) I figured he might have gotten into the sand and it was stuck to him. (No other fish was affected) and No more problems for a couple weeks.
After noticing my copepod population getting to a somewhat nuisance level, I added a scooter blenny. He was fine the firat 2 days, third day not very active. 4th day laid still while gilling lightly and died that afternoon.
Yesterday, I added quite a few corals I bought locally. Guess what, this morning nemo is covered in white spots, and the six line has one on his fin. Blue damsel in the sump is unaffected. I'm guessing the new additions stressed the clown and caused a flare up.