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Old 07-01-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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Possible ich

So i got a fish at the lfs that didnt look sick when i got it. when i got it home under my lighting it has semi white bloches in the skin and not really the ich looking white speck. I already threw him in the DT. is it to late to pull him out and start him in a QT tank or coulda there already be the parasite on the ground already if it is already ich.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:43 AM   #2
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It wouldnt be ich, I think i know the bloches your talking about.
My Kole Tang had them, Im not sure what they are but i know there not ich.
Keep a close eye on him and make sure its eating well and has normal behavior.

Ich looks like sand specs over the fish. As you got the fish, And he didnt have them at the LFS i highly doubt its ich.
But in saying that, A QT would help for things such as this.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:58 AM   #3
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It could be a myxobacterial diseases similar to columnaris.
Do a 20% PWC to help maintian pristine water conditions. That may be enough to help the fish heal on it's own (20% PWC - 2x/week).

All fish should be QT'd for 30 days before adding them to the DT.
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okay. well i caught him last night when lights were out and threw him in the DT with a new batch of saltwater and a filter pad thats beeen in the DT tank for awhile so there should be some bacteria on it to take care of the ammonia, etc. I also switched out sumps tanks and used all new saltwater in that exchange. Ill whip up another batch of saltwater tonight and keep the QT conditions within safety reasons


Is there any medications i should add to help the healing process? When i got him into the DT he scavenged the tank for some cheato break-offs and later i put in a 1" x 1" sheet of seaweed and the next time i went in there it was gone so it seems hes eating fine.
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Is this like one blotch in the middle? Or it it more?
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:42 PM   #6
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What type of fish is it?
How big is it?

Can you post a pic of the fish showing the blotches?
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my chromis fish get white blotches when they're chasing each other. But when they're calm it's not there.
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Its a Scopas Tang that's about 2-2.5" long. Ill try and get pics today. There small white blotches. Deff more than one


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Just watch him as it may just be him adjusting to his new environment. Like camoflage or fear markings.
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Could be normal coloration change for this species too.
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