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Old 11-22-2004, 06:27 PM   #1
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white spots on my damsel

i noticed some white spots on the tail fin of my damsel a week ago and seem to be more of them now. what could this be and how do i cure it. the damsel is eating good and seems to be fine. please help

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Old 11-22-2004, 07:42 PM   #2
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From what you describe, it sounds like he may have marine ich. Here are a couple of articles on ID and treatment. Please let us know any specific questions you may have. we will be happy to walk you through treatment.

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Old 11-22-2004, 08:19 PM   #3
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Hey James:

My buddy QuarryShark here is a fountain of advice. He's helped me out a number of times. I had a clownfish that had been exposed to ich, and I chose the hyposalinity method (I don't like using chemicals unless I have to), and it seemed to do the trick. Six weeks at 1.009 SG and no more ich. (CAUTION...if you try this, make sure to get a refractometer...you can't get a swing-arm hydrometer accurate enough to perform hyposalinity treatment). Looks like my latest acquisition, a Royal Gramma, is going to have to go through this, as he's getting a white spot on his tail, but I think he must have had some issues in the tank the LFS got him from.

(Psst, hey QS, I notice you've got a Lawnmower Blenny...I think that's the same thing as what I got...mine is dark gray/black in color. The LFS said the closest they could classify him was a Lawnmower. What in the heck do these guys eat? He won't touch anything I give him)

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SW2-20g, QT, currently empty
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