Urgent help needed Foxface with black spots and white bumps

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  1. Dimi

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    Please help, I have a foxface that as from Monday developed tiny black spots and tiny white bumps all over its body and fins and is getting worse, he is also more stressed lately. He is still eating but not as lively as usual
    My params are:
    Ammonia: 0
    Nitrite: 0.25
    Nitrate: <5 ppm
    Gravity: 1.026
    Alkalinity: 8dKh

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    White spot
     
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    I had him for 6 months, all other fish seem fine
     
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    Could be WS, just make sure you keep him fed. He should get over it. Make sure he can hide and try find out what is stressing him. WS can be fuelled by increase in cortisol levels of fish which is in turn caused by stress.
     
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    I did buy Metonidazole today, just in case in was white spot, which I was told can be added to the food as I do have 2 cleaner shrimps or should I quarantine, would not like to stress the fish more
     
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    Sorry missed your reply
     
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    Thank you I will monitor him closely and make sure he eats. I did replace a wavepump on Saturday, surely that wont be causing the stress????
     
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    My foxface had The same bud . Cut your lighting per day in halve in order to miniimise stress . I took metronidazole And lets Its disolve in about 10 or 15 ml of garlicguard . Soaked nori in The solution And Putting Its out For him twice a week .

    Less lighting hours equals more rest And less stress .
    Garlicguard equals a stronger immune system And IMO in this lies The key to The whitespot not coming g back to easily
    The metronidasole skims out very quickly some The patie t needs to ingest Its For Its to working .

    I believe Its ask Its worked For me .
     
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    Thanks Fred D will definitely try it, will get the garlicguard tomorrow and reduce lighting
     
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