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Old 04-06-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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White blotches on fish

I'm treating my fish for Ich with hypo but I noticed that after 1 week that all the fish are spotless so to speak but my pacific blue tang has a different type of white spots. They're much larger and look like blotches rather than the salted look of the Ich. I can't take a photo because that fish is very shy and always in hiding when I'm around.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:44 PM   #3
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This photo was not easy to take, but you can see the white patches on Pacific Blue Tang
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Adimin... Could you please move this thread to sick fish and corals sub-forum please
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im not really sure but I just lost a tomato clown to the same symptoms. be careful!
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This is my only thought.... anything like this? I can't tell from the picture is its ON the fish or a discoloration.

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It's different. They're white patches, sort of like Dalmation spots on dogs but inverse in color. They're not round, more like various sizes of oval. They're over the fish body. If you enlarge the image I posted, you can make them out. I've searched online for 3 days now and can't find am image that's similar
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Here is a good photo of the gray/white patches. I really need to know what this is.

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Adimin... Could you please move this thread to sick fish and corals sub-forum please
Moved per your request.
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Thanks for moving it. I hope someone has an idea what these blotches are and how to treat them. In the photo they look silver, but they're grayish/white. They almost look like discoloration.

Here is what I did so far. I've run this fish thru hypo thinking it had ich, once done, I moved all the fish back into the DT except this one. I started this fish on Methylene Blue/Malachite Green treatment. According to the literature that came with the meds, I should have seen a dramatic improvement in 3 days with some improvement by 1st day. After 5 days I saw no change at all.

I decided to try ParaGuard. So I performed the dip for almost 3 hours (Seachem says 1 hour is enough) and still no improvement. I am not keen on using Copper unless its needed. It's obviously not Ich, and if it were a fungus wouldn't the green malachite treatment yield some visible improvement in 5 days. I stopped that treatment because it seemed like the wrong one. I don't want to needlessly treat a fish.

The LFS keeps telling me it's a discoloration of the fish because it came with 3 other pacific blues and all of them have it.

Is it worth trying copper?

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