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Whitespot prevention and treatment.

This is a collection of all my knowledge around Whitespot (WS).

Let us start with the parasite. It is important to know its life cycle and understanding that could help you to find the curing method that best fits into your situation.

Looking at the life cycle:

  1. First the Trophonts stage that last between 3 to 7 days. WS is on the fish, actually embedded under the scales protected by the fish slime layer.