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Old 04-25-2005, 09:54 PM   #1
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Maybe Ick?

I have a blue regal tang with a white spot about the size of a small button. Small white spots have recently started to form around it. He is still eating fine. Could it be ick?
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:12 PM   #2
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Can you post a pic? It sounds more like an infection of some type, could be coupled with C. irritans but a pic would help.

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I tried to get a pic, but its just not showing up. Sorry!

But the spot now appears to be spreading. There is now a larger white spot next to the old white spot. It looks like it taking over his belly. Its probably now best described as a splotchy white discoloration.
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Pic#1


Pic#2


Pic#3


Pic#4 (except whiter and cottony)


Please choose one that looks the closest (or combination)

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Its probably closest to the first pic, but the spots are more defined. And there is no sign of spotting on the face.

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regal tang pic

Steve,

This isnt a great pic, and its not really showing up properly, but it will give you an idea of the white spots on my regal tang. Thanks again for all of your help.
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Maybe the pic will show up this time???

Lets try this again!
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Are you refering to the part I circled below? Also just to be safe here, no resemblance to pic #2 at all?

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Yes, the part you circled. Like I said, the spots really dont show up in the photo. And that was the best picture out of the bunch. I apologize!

There is really no resemblance to the second picture, except for the discoloration at the bottom of the fish. It looks like more of a discoloration in the actual skin, rather than a powdery substance. The spots are also much larger than the second picture.
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Color loss and/or bacterial infection most likely, could even be a simple abrassion. All easily fixed for the most part. First you need to get some SW mixing for water changes. Mix well with a powerhead and heater for 24 hrs. You will need to do about 3x20% water changes over the next week. This will reduce any DOC in the water that might be feeding potentially harmful bacteria. You need to keep up with at least weekly water changes after that to keep it in check. Always used well aged/aerated SW though. What are your water parameters?

Next step is feeding. What does the tang and the rest of the tank get on a regular basis?

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