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Old 04-30-2007, 08:19 PM   #1
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Small white spot on coral beauty

Hi guys I see a small white spot on my coral beauty's fin is this ick?
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:27 PM   #2
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It is tough to say with the limited explanation. Is he or any other fish a new addition to the tank? Is the fish scratching himself on the rocks? Do you notice the number of spots changing location and amount? Are any other fish showing similar symptoms?
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Great questions pinkie.
Do they look like salt grains?
What are your water parameters?
How long have you noticed the spots?
Any chance you can get a pic?
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I only noticed the spot tonight. No other fish has this problem. Testing now makes no sense since i already lowered my gravity to 1.015. He isn't scratching and is eating really well but this spot looks like a grain of sand and isn't moving. This fish had no problem aclimating and ate almost as soon as he was in. As a matter of fact he looks quite normal except for that grain like spot on his fin. My plan of action is I already perfromed a water change, I wont use lights, I will keep the temp at 84. If this is Ich and I caught it in time will the above methods work without meds?
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Thanks roka!

I would keep a close eye on him pinda. In the next couple days keep a close eye on him. The spot may disappear, then you may see 10-15 new ones come up on him and the other fish. What else do you keep in the tank with him? He most likely won't start scratching and everything else until the ich starts getting worse which unfortunately doesn't take long. Good luck and keep us updated!
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The other fish are 1 clarkii clown and 1 yellow tail damsel. The other tank mate is a peppermint shrimp. The last of the lot is the one with the spot which is the coral beauty.
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How is he looking today?
I wouldn't suggest attempting hypo in your main display.
Are you using a refractometer?
Salinity should be 1.009. I would probably try to find a temporary home for your shrimp.
Also, soak your frozen in garlic gard for no more than 30 minutes, this should help to boost their immune systems.
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Hi guys thanks for all your help. The coral beauty still seems normal apart from that spot on his fin. All the others seem normal too. A friend of mine told me it may be sand but I dont think so since it would have moved by now. I soaked the food in garlic last night and gave it to them this morning.
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I had a clown that has sand or a bubble on him that hung around for a few days. The key is if it falls off and comes back with more.
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I had a clown that has sand or a bubble on him that hung around for a few days. The key is if it falls off and comes back with more.
What should I do from here, I would hate to medicate the tank just for a bubble, should I wait till it drops off and comes back? At one point I was going to cacth him but I dont want to stress him anymore. Should the coral beauty be flahsing against rocks right now? My thing is that he seems normal except for that stuff on his top fin.
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