clownfish with ich or white spot

Discussion in 'Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals' started by Dylant, 22 Nov 2012.

  1. Dylant

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    hi everyone,

    Just a few questions?:

    Firstly is there a difference between ich and white spot?

    Secondly: My clowns have white spots all over them. They seem healthy otherwise, and are eating well. The are hosting a frogspawn coral so think this could be the cause. My other fish have no sign of white spot at all.

    is there a medication i can use to get rid of this white spot without removing the fish??

    thanks
     
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    - Ich and whitespot are the same thing.

    - Hosting in a frogspawn is not a problem.

    - Not a reliable one. There are a few "herbal" medications on the market that have very dubious effectiveness, so I'd stay well away from them. If your fish are only lightly infected then I would just feed well and keep your water conditions optimal. The fish will then recover by themselves and eventually build an immunity to the parasite. If they're heavily infected then you'll need to move all of your fish to a hospital tank and treat with a tried and tested medication like Cupramine.
     
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    Thx. I'm not sure how bad it is, it seems to come and go
     
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    Can you try to get a pic?
     
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    ill try but its a bit tricky!!
     
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