Possible white apot

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    Hi

    Do you guys think this is white spot.

    Just noticed it today . [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    What is the best way to tell of it is. It seems to have fattened up alot since i got him.
     
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    I managed to catch him and put into a seperate fish seperator but still in main tank. Do not have a qt atm.

    He does not look to have any spots on him. Could he have shaken it off while trying to catch him. He did dart once.

    Could it not have been some detritus as i had stirred up the tank this evening.


    The spots you can see in the pics below are just markings. A bit of history on the guy purchased him 3 weeks ago from wild on pets, after aquiring a used running system without any livestock.

    I then sold off that tank a week later after aquiring a complete red sea max tank with livestock. I just added this guy to the new tank.

    When i purchased the mandarin looked very thin with concave belly, it is now nice and plump. Looks healthy except for the spots.




    I am so freaked out pls help[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Mandarins have a slime coat which makes them pretty immune to whitespot. Highly unlikely unless it's really stressed.

    More likely just some sand or whatever if you can't see any now.
     
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    Thanks Tahir.

    Can never be to careful.
     
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    Mature whitespot is about 0.2 to 0.25mm in size. That is a quarter of a millimeter. Like fine salt crystals.

    This rather looks like a bit of substrate that is clinging to him for some reason.
     
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    Yip all good now.

    Very afraid to get a disease.

    Had a 5 hr power cut last night

    A fish tank is more stress than having kids
     
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