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Old 08-25-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Unknown spots

Hello all, I'm new to these forums and have a question. I just noticed some white spots on my clown fish and am unsure as to what it is and if its serious.

I have had the fish for a little under three weeks and believe that is tank bred. Its tank makes are a black clown (sorry if wrong terminology), cardinal pajama, scooter blennie, and a chocolate chip starfish. He is eating, I feed him flakes and frozen brine shrimp. I tested the water yesterday and the ph was at 8, ammonia and nitrite at 0 and nitrate at 5. The fish isnt acting any different than normal. Its a salt size spot and not sure if its a spot or tear (I just added the black clown last night but havent noticed any aggression. I havent notice it scratch on anything either.

My set up is a 92 gallon corner tank with the fish mentioned and a few pieces of live rock. I use a wet/dry filteration system as well.




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Old 08-27-2011, 01:20 AM   #2
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Any ideas out there? I checked with my LFS and said he didn't think it was ick but to feed them garlic with their food just in case.
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:41 AM   #3
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I don't think it's ich either. Is it a percula clown? I had one that got a spot like that and it just went away.
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I don't believe it's a percula.
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I wouldn't worry too much about it. If it gets another one, however, I would start to do something.
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I had the same thing as well. It has not been a problem.
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Thanks for the advice, just been OCD since lost the one clown the other day.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:20 PM   #8
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I would feed him mire than just brine shrimp. It's a good tank starter food but doesn't give your fish any needed nutrition. I feed formula one and two with mysis shrimp all mixed together. Variety is always good and since clowns are omnivores they need a good variety. My clowns love it.
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I might also mention feeding them the food I mentioned brightens color as well as giving your fish a natural immunity to prevent any diseases and also gives them a protective coating on their skin. I doubt its ich but if it is they need a diet change and I would use a treatment called ich attack by kordon. I bought this for my clowns and I treated with this and worked after two treatments. It's cheap and reef safe.
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