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Old 03-13-2005, 12:58 PM   #1
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White spots on tang

Well I'm totally confused, I have this Blue hippo (regal), or Dori if you want to go that far. , anyway, I noticed some spots on it so I started getting things set up for a QT, however I got side tracked (not a good thing I know) and didn't get the QT setup yet, it's been 2 weeks, the spots havent changed, moved or anything. She's not flashing, unless you call an ocassional itch flashing, if that's the case then I have fleas , eating well, none of the other fish seem to have any spots, these spots don't look like "grains of salt" instead they look like they are "part of the skin"?

I guess what I'm trying to figure out is this: Could this be a blemish on the fish (kinda like a freckle on us)?
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Old 03-13-2005, 01:12 PM   #2
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Re: White spots on tang

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it's been 2 weeks, the spots havent changed, moved or anything.
I guess what I'm trying to figure out is this: Could this be a blemish on the fish (kinda like a freckle on us)?
Two weeks and the "spots" are unmoved/unchanged would not suggest a parasite really. A skin anomoly could be the more likely possibility although bacterial or fungal problems should change in size at least.

I know I'm dreaming but any chance of a pic?

Are the "spots" localized to one area of the fish or haphazard? What do you feed and how often/how much water do you change? Chemistry and water specs?

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I'll try to get a picture but my camera is not the best for this application, the spots are as you put it "haphazard" I feed OSI flake food every day, most of the time with garlic.

sg 1.025
ammonia 0
nitites 0
nitrates 10
ph 8.2
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the spots are as you put it "haphazard"
So not located in the general facinity of the face or along the middle running front to back?

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I feed OSI flake food every day, most of the time with garlic.
Any grazing foods? This is very important with this fish.

Where does it sleep at night?

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Oh yea, I feed nori every other day, the blue and yellow tang make short (and I do mean short) work of it.

It sleeps behind the overflow box most of the time, I have found it once in the rocks but not very often, mostly behind the overflow box. Never did figure out this one.
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Never did figure out this one.
As far as they are concerned if the fish can't see you, then you can't see them. :P

Check the area of the overflow for protrusions. Calcerous growths, spirorbids and the like.

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Check the area of the overflow for protrusions. Calcerous growths, spirorbids and the like.

No protrusions that I can find but the whole thing is covered insode and out with coraline algea.
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Maybe he is rubbing against the coraline and it is irritating him?
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