Urgent help needed Is my Blenny sick ?

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  1. verniedlx

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    hi,

    I have an bi colour Blenny in my tank and today I noticed that he has some white spots, or pigmentation on his head. Is he normal like this or do I have a problem? None of the other fish have any signs of the same.

    I have 2x Sixline Wrasse, 2x African Clowns, 1x Urchin, 1x Cleaner Shrimp, 1x Fire shrimp

    I took a pic and hope its clear enough.

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  3. Seabass

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    It's normal. Mine looks the same, those white spots come and go. No need to worry, great pic btw.
     
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    verniedlx Thread Starter

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    Thanks, was a bit worried there :)

    Pic was random, wait till he realizes the Tuxedo is creeping up on him ;-)
     
  5. Greg Bridger

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    Don't stress that's totally normal. If he's out of his hole you will see he gets white bands down the whole of his body.
     
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    verniedlx Thread Starter

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    He darts out of his hole often as there are many holes to chose from and he seems a bit indecisive at times, which is good because this way i get to see my pretty fish :)

    I also have a teeny pistol shrimp in the tank, was hoping they would befriend one another like Tom Sawyer and Huck Fin, except I don't care much for the Missisipi as it is murky :)
     
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    ..this brings back memories...:p...I had a panic attack the 1st time I also saw the spots on my Bi-Colour Blenny...:p...I thought it was the dreaded "White Spot" everyone was referring to...:005:...
     
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    How long have you had him?
     
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    2 weeks now
     
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    You will find as he gets more comfortable in your tank he will take on the role of Mr Personality
     
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    No worries on that , I've had my bi colour Benny for almost a year now, every morning when the lights go on I see the white band coloration on him. And gregbis correct, awesome personality on these fish, you won't be disappointed.
     
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    Ok so this fish ended up dying anyways, not because he was sick but because he somehow swam up the return and when I did a water change today he flushed back up when the pumps came back on.

    Suppose these things happen :-(
     
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    Sorry to hear about your blenny. That's one of their biggest downfall. If you have any type of pumping device outlet or inlet in your tank it has to be protected or else the second he gets a chance hell be in. The same goes for cleaner wrass and grammers
     
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    ...:crying:...I'm so sorry about your Blenny..:crying:...also sorry that you never really got the chance to get to know him...:(...they truely are "Mr Personality"...I feel for you...mine dissappeared on me and was gone an entire week...I cried and searched and out of the blue...a week later he popped up...heaven knows I basically dismantled my "plug-in-and-play" every night and I still couldn't find him...:(..it's true...you have to think like a Fish and cover everything so they can't get out...
     
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    Mine disappeared a couple of months ago. Was fat and rolled around in the current on his fat stomach.

    Found him this past weekend in my overflow. He always hide behind the pipes and I just never saw him. anyway, he lost a lot of fat. Went on a strict diet. I am amazed he made it.
     
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    Ok so, great news... even though I let him just lay dead still in the tank last night, hoping that one of the other fish will resurrect him I was surprised this morning to see that he is... ALIVE!.... he is chilling on a rock now, still looks very bleak but he is moving and even ate a teeny bit this morning. I am sure that he will be fine but lets not cheer too soon.

    I will post a pic I took this morning, a little later.
     
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    Way hay! Now that was a nice surprise. A charming ending to a story.:thumbup:
     
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    dont u start with ur nennie

    glad hes well again
     
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    Glad the Blennie made it vernon.

    If you have a blenny which shows these types of white blotches its not normal behaviour for a blenny that is settled into a tank and that is happy.

    I have always found blennies to show these types of signs when there is aggression in the tank or the blenny is stressed.

    So best to look for the cause of the blennies stress.
     
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    ...WOW...thats excellent news..:thumbup:...I LOVE happy endings...:biggrin:
     
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