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HELP!! One lone growing White Spot on Clownfish, Fungal? Ich? . . ?

Discussion in 'Damsel / Anemone Fish' started by salazaar, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. salazaar

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    I just added two new marroon clownfish and about a day later the larger of the pair developed a white spot on the right side of it's mouth it doesn't look like the descriptions I've heard of Ich but I bought a bottle of Kick_Ich in case. This morning it seems to be slightly larger than when I saw it yesterday but the clownfish still seems to be in no distress. I tried taking pictures but none are good enough to add any more than my description (small raised white spot on right side of mouth) looks like a pimple really.

    Please help me diagnose this fast and any tips on how to treat. If there is a way to treat in the main tank that would be the best. I have a reef tank with small amount of coral, a few anemones and a clean up crew with hermits, snails, shrimp, starfish etc . . .. The other fish are Yellow Tang, 2 Banggai Cardinalfish, firefish goby and smaller marroon clown. As of now everything still appears normal and happy.
     
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    I would monitor for another day. Ich dots don't change in size, so this sounds like something else. The tang wouldb e most susceptible, so watch it closely as well. It seems to me that clowns are prone to lymphocytis--basically small fleshy growths. Most are harmless.
     
  3. salazaar

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    I just went out for a few hours and when I got back the white spot was completely gone. Should I be worried that I've moved on to the next stage in the life cycle or do you think it might have just been a fleshy growth and it resolved itself.
     
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    Can you see any mark where it was? Ie, if it was an ich cyst, there should be a small lesion at the point of attachment.
     
  5. salazaar

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    there's definitely something left over where the spot used to be, don't really know how to describe it and it doesn't come out in photos
     

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