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Old 07-29-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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Exclamation ID Disease!! White bumps on Puffer

Ok first I got the dog face puffer on Fri, noticed about 4 white spots on yellow fins, and he has been scratching on rocks so bad his body is covered in scratches so I assumed it was ich and started adding garlic in the diet, then yesterday I started to treat water with Ich Guard by Jungle. Today woke up still had the few white spots on fins, looked ok, about 30min later I walked over and all these white bumps had come out everywhere, all over his body! what is it?could this be why hes scratching? is it related to ich? or should I be treating with something else?

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Welcome to AA.

Got a few questions first. How big is the tank and how long has it been running? How much live rock do you have?

I can't tell from the pics, but it sounds like ich with the spots and rubbing. The fish should be removed from the tank and treated in a seperate quarantine tank.
The last pic almost looks like the skin is sloughing off.....
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I agree with Larry that if it has white specks like sugar grains then it is ick and needs to be QT and treated with hypo if possible. I`ll post some ick links when I get home.
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Got a few questions first. How big is the tank and how long has it been running? How much live rock do you have?

I can't tell from the pics, but it sounds like ich with the spots and rubbing. The fish should be removed from the tank and treated in a seperate quarantine tank.
The last pic almost looks like the skin is sloughing off.....
I have a 75gal tank, I have lots of live rock do not know in pounds, its been running for over 5 months now, I have a Clown Trigger, Eng. Goby, Lawn Mower Blenny, Blue Damsel, Dog Face Puffer, Valentini Puffer, saltwater crabs, urchin, choc chip starfish. Because he has been put in the tank already im going to have to treat all fish, like I said I started ich guard already, but I have seen lots of cases or ich but to me it just didnt look like it, they look like bumps coming out of the skin..I also do not have a QT tank so im trying treatment thats invert safe.
If you are referring to the face, thats his color, he was in a tank with no rock until I got him, so its new for him to start scratching.
does ich appear to be like this? it doesnt look like grains of salt at all. and how come if he was covered in it all other fish have no signs?
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For one thing, you have some fish that don't belong in a 75 Gallon tank (Trigger and dog face). Unless your blenny is eating frozen food, he more than likely will starve once the algae is gone.
What are your water parameters?
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For one thing, you have some fish that don't belong in a 75 Gallon tank (Trigger and dog face). Unless your blenny is eating frozen food, he more than likely will starve once the algae is gone.
What are your water parameters?
I did know that when I purchased them, I am wanting to upgrade, right now they are small, so as they get bigger, ill make the switch. The blenny has lots of algae and when I clean the tank I never clean the back and months now, theres never been no food, I even put brown seaweed algae in as well.
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Ok, cool.
Are those bumps just scratches?
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Ok, cool.
Are those bumps just scratches?
No, he has alot of scratches bec thats what he does all day, poor thing...they seem like bumps under then skin, then those white bumps, seem to come out....is this part of the ich process?
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Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

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