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Old 01-21-2022, 07:17 PM   #1
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Theyíve been on him since I purchased him 3 months ago. None of my other fish have it so i donít think itís the ick

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At first appearance it does look like ich, but with the ich parasites life cycle, even with no treatment, you would expect it to clear up in under a week as the parasite ends its feeding stage and drops off the fish to reproduce in the substrate. If the parasite isnt then treated during the freeswimming stage it would reinfect fish and you would again see the spots.

From the photo it looks like the spots are on the angelfishes fin rays. So they could be fin ray fractures which is caused by damage to the cartilaginous fin rays which produces a localised swelling. In my experience this doesnt heal completely. Its fairly common in angelfish, the angelfish in my avatar has 1 such spot, ive seen other angelfish with several such spots. If that's what yours are, ive never seen a case as severe as that and would be the result of quite severe damage.

There are diseases other than ich that can cause ich like spots too.

You bought it like that? Or that happened shortly after you bought it?
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At first appearance it does look like ich, but with the ich parasites life cycle, even with no treatment, you would expect it to clear up in under a week as the parasite ends its feeding stage and drops off the fish to reproduce in the substrate. If the parasite isnt then treated during the freeswimming stage it would reinfect fish and you would again see the spots.

From the photo it looks like the spots are on the angelfishes fin rays. So they could be fin ray fractures which is caused by damage to the cartilaginous fin rays which produces a localised swelling. In my experience this doesnt heal completely. Its fairly common in angelfish, the angelfish in my avatar has 1 such spot, ive seen other angelfish with several such spots. If that's what yours are, ive never seen a case as severe as that and would be the result of quite severe damage.

There are diseases other than ich that can cause ich like spots too.

You bought it like that? Or that happened shortly after you bought it?


I actually purchased it like that. it was the very last one at the store and when i asked she said it means it was ready to mate but i just donít think thatís the case.
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I actually want to swear at what utter tripe the girl in the store told you. While im not saying its 100% what i think it is, angelfish certainly dont break out in spots before they mate.

How big is it?

If it is fin ray fracture, its just superficial.
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