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Old 09-24-2003, 03:42 AM   #1
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Percula has White spots??

I just got a tank raised true Percula from my LFS. I was just watching him and it appears he has many pin-head sized white spots all over his body and fins, they actually seemed a little raised.

Could anyone help me out with this one, I haven't even had him for 12 hours yet, and I didn't notice any white spots at the LFS when I purchased him, but they very well could have been there.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old 09-24-2003, 12:09 PM   #2
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Most likely a parasite and could be ich. Best course of action would be to quarantine and treat with hyposalinity.

If there are any other fish in the tank, they will also need to be treated and the tank left fallow for 4 weeks. If you are noticing the spots after 12 hrs, the clown has been infected for a few days already and there is a small possibility it has released theronts into the water already.

I would also suggest QT for all new arrivals in future.

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if you have a quarantine tank i'd treat with coppersafe . it is the best treatment for ick that we have found. good luck.
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if you have a quarantine tank i'd treat with coppersafe.
Even though tank raised, there is still the possibility of Brookynella Hostillis in which case copper will have no affect, hyposalinity will be effective against both.

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