potters getting spot

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  1. Dale6

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    hey guys bought a potters angel on sat, payed 600 for it and im a student so dont want to lose it,this afternoon i noticed white spot on its side fins,i dont want to lose it what steps can i take to stop it ,i also realise some fish get this from travelling while shipping.have a lawnmower blennie he is fine my red sea test kit gives nitrates at zero as i have a scrubber and skimmer, so dont think thats a problem?also did a 25% water change will this help?thanks
     
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    What temperature you running your tank at?
     
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    You can raise it a degree or two for a couple of days.
     
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    ok what will this do? will water changes help i use nsw
     
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    A slightly raised temp does help with witespot. If your water params are good I wouldn't worry with a water change.
     
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    Raising ones temperature helps get rid of white spot but remember white spot is also brought upon by stress to the fish so try to see if no one is bullying him
     
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    nope nobody is nli have the lawn mower and it ,thanks chika and brett ,is it not because he was stressed while shipping because my lfs had 2 potters for sale one was full of spot in the top corner of the tank?so mayb get my tank to sit at 28?
     
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    He is a new fish so give him time to settle in and keep the temp up till the whitespot completes it's cycle. Don't stress too much about it.
     
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    Yip? That will be good.
     
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    haha i thought i shouldn because he is new ,will just keep an eye on it,thanks again:thumbup:just he is a stunner and wouldn want to let such a pretty fish go to waste!
     
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    should i raise it slowly?
     
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    With such a small change it's not really necessary.
     
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    Follow brent's advice buddy it should sort you out and I also agree - dont stress too much over the whitespot the temp should have you on track soon enough:thumbup:
     
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    thanks chaps appreciate the advice will report back tomorrow this time
     
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    i dont think you should raise the temperature that high. just leave it where it is, 26 is fine and just try not to stress the fish out. let it get over it on its own. if your parameters are good and the fish is healthy and eating just leave it. it will fix it. stress it now and you'll definitly lose it.
     
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    ok shot ninja he is only eating off rocks at the moment but was told mussel would work so trying tomorrow he has an obsession for gha though so he is always fat
     
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    Yo dude how much spot does it have??/
    If it has only a couple of spots there is no worries its just getting used to its new enviroment.... if the spot stars to increase then there is a prob
    Then raising temp will help as well as lowering your salinity....but if he eating and your water pams are good there shouldnt be anything to worry about!!!;)
     
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    haha thanks bucks hows ur 3cm yt?he nli got like a few on side fins?
     
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    always fat yet he's been in your tank 3 days? :p i dont think you can say that dude. once he's been in your tank longer then you can gauge whether or not that algae is keeping him happy. just keep on with regular flakes and possibly a tease of some brine or mysis. just keep it all regular and stress free mate. thats the key, as long as you can keep him eating somethin (maybe a bit more than the odd peck on the rocks) then he's a keeper. In all the angels i've kept i could more or less tell if it was gonna make it that initial period of a new tank by whether or not it was reacting to the new foods etc. By the way, has it actually eaten anything you've given to it so far that its in your tank? like have you actually seen it go a bit mad for a lot of your flakes or whatever not just a single one? And did you get them to feed it at the petshop before you took it? Its important that you do because if it doesnt eat at the petshop its likely it wont eat by you.
     
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