Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-12-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 192
white spots on acan's

What are these white spots on my Acans? How do I get rid of them? I noticed them today when I went to turn on the lights to my QT tank. I'll admit I haven't kept the qt tank up to par since I've been busy at work then the one weekend I planned on doing major tank cleanings(qt, 29bc and 110g) my family shows up from DC and I get stuck showing them around NY. the acans are now in my 29g BC. should I remove them and do some type of coral dip? I had them in a QT tank with different types of zoo's and a daisy coral(I think that's the name of it.) I wish I could get a closer pic but my camera doesn't let me zoom in too much.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0374.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	64.4 KB
ID:	20641  
__________________

__________________
jcmelski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 04:01 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
The white spots are on the acan before or after the move to the 29g? Do you have fish in the 29g? might be sand?
__________________

__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 04:10 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 192
They were there before the move. I have two clown fish in my 29 and 3-4 shrimp. I say 3-4 shrimp since I can't find my peppermint shrimp anywhere. I didn't have sand in the qt tank. They looked great the day before when I went down to the basement to turn the lights on. Could it be some type of parasite?
__________________
jcmelski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 04:15 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Charlton, MA
Posts: 544
Do they dissappear if you disturb the coral? Brush the acan and see if they dissappear. Do they move at all?
__________________
AMDPhenomX4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 04:30 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 192
[QUOTE]Do they dissappear if you disturb the coral? /QUOTE]
They don't disappear or move. I tried brushing the coral then I tried to fan the coral very quickly to let the water flow over it and see what happened. Nothing. Funny thing is I have two acans tha thave the same spots. both were in the same qt tank but they were nowhere near each other. what gives. These Acans are pricey, so I don't want to lose them.
__________________
jcmelski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 04:56 PM   #6
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I wish you could get a closer pic also. Hard for me to see it. Have you tested your water to rule that out.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 05:05 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 192
I tested the water in the qt tank with some test strips. I had elevated nitrites so I'm doing a PWC tomorrow also. The funny thing is my zoo's are doing good. they usually don't open up if the water is off. I'll do a PWC in the 29 too. I'll try to get a closer pic. I'll see how can get a pic from the top to see if that helps.
__________________
jcmelski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2009, 09:21 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
InfernoST's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 1,866
Get rid of the test strips and get a good liquid test kit. The test strips are far from accurate
__________________
Keith
120 Mixed Reef
InfernoST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2009, 03:11 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
BTW, how old is your setup?
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2009, 05:19 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: not here anymore
Posts: 5,338
Can you describe where these white spots are on that picture? I'm just not seeing them. Looks like a healthy acan to me.
__________________

__________________
Kurt_Nelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
acan, white spots

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White spots!! FloridaNewbie Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 2 02-26-2007 08:10 PM
To He** with those white spots!! Jaybird Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 10 05-29-2006 11:38 AM
White spots.... Lonewolfblue Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 11 12-20-2005 01:06 AM
white spots greatgman Saltwater & Reef - Identification 2 04-04-2005 10:33 AM
White spots on butterflies and brown spots on yellow tang kwan Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 10 02-25-2004 10:02 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.