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Old 08-21-2004, 10:32 AM   #1
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The Black Spot!

2 weeks after being moved from QT (4 weeks) to the main tank, my two clowns are showing a few little black spots

They are the only fish I have, so, assuming this is an actual parasite or something, I will remove them to the QT again and treat them together.





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Is this a parasite like ich?
How do I treat them and for how long?
How long should the main tank be fishless before it's free from the parasite?

Thanks for any advice.
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mabe a birthmark ?? lmao honestly not sure if thats an issue ! i myself wouldnt worry unless they started to spread
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Old 08-26-2004, 01:21 PM   #3
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Anyone have any ideas what these spots are?

I have clownfish that have similar spots. They behave normally, and are eating as usual, but one day these spots showed up just like the one's that gear head posted.
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One of mine has the same thing and has had it for a long time...wouldnt be to worried about it. Just like us humans get weird things pop up, they do too!!
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My wife's a Dermatologist, she suggested lasering them off 8O

I think I'll pass on that! Anyway, the other clown of the pair is spot free.
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:39 PM   #6
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Anyone have any ideas what these spots are?
Two possibilities, Tubellarian worms or melanism. In most all cases the latter.

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melanoma! That's what my wife said! Use more sunscreen ...
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melanoma! That's what my wife said! Use more sunscreen ...
Funny guy but not the same thing entirely. Dark patchy color morphs are quite common to many clown species. Some suggest it due to poor feeding or environment but many more occurances have been linked to pair bonding and hosting. I lean more towards the latter.

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They look just like the burns from hanging around a sarco or lobo. Any leathers in the tank?
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There were no leather's in the tank, but today I added a finger leather and a toadstool leather. I'll be keeping a close eye on them.
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