Constant white spot

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  1. calvin

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    hi folks
    iv had a new hepatus in my system for about a month now and since day one he has had pretty bad white spot . however the fish is fat , feeding and very active i caught im out last night using Calfos trick and fresh water dipped him for 7 minutes and this morning he is looking fine but there is still white spot present,

    my question is can a fish lead a healthy happy life with white spot preent? iv noticed that northlands pets has a powder blue in there sps system with white spot and he has had it for months now and is still going strong!!

    plase can someone help me out with some answers on this topic?

    kind regards

    calvin
     
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  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Paracanthus Hepatus ive had the same problem with my guy about 7 months back when i put him in my tank.he had terrible whitespots for over a month but he continued to eat and the whitespots just disapperead,never did any treatment.i would suggest,leave him alone as long as he's feeding
     
  4. calvin

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    i think thats what im going to do! he is fat and healthy and treatment will probly stress him even more
     
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    just feed well and leave him alone.leave out the FW dips aswell
     
  6. calvin

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    im just stressing about the white spot spreading! to my other fish
     
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    when mines had whitespots it kinda kept it to itself...lol.just monitor it
     
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    lol hope it stays this way!
     
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    Yip as long as he is eating he is eating it.

    I have 2 clowns that had WS on and off for 2 months
     
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    Are you adding Garlic to the "fishes" food Calvin?
     
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    Sure he is

    Garlic bread
    Garlic snails
    Garlic in lasagna
    in the pesto, the mafiosa etc etc
     
  12. calvin

    calvin Thread Starter

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    yes tom im feeding garlic eight times a day
     
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    Serious! Eish! maybe a bit much? Ha ha.. u kidding!! right??
     
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    no not kidding i feel the more you feed the better only small amounts though
     
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    i found fixing the sg to 1018 helps try it you can even try a sg of 1010 and keep it there for a few months
     
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    A lowered salinity may help but only in a separate quarantine tank, not in your display tank with corals etc.
     
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