Regal with spots

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  1. Sentari

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    Hi!

    Was wondering if you guys could help me.

    I'm battling to get a photo of my regal. He had some white spots on him which i thought were white spot. He's eating like a pig. He's also been scraping himself against the rocks and stuff. Now i see the spots are black. Could it be that he's scratched himself. What do you suggest i do. Ive just left him cause he's eating and looks like he's okay.

    Personally i dont want to do anything and just let him recover on his own.

    Will try get a pic. But he's fast.
     
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    Sounds like ICH. Keep him eating and he'll survive. Remember your tank is now infected and you can never get rid of whitespot other than having a fallow (no fish) tank for 6-8weeks.
     
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    Thanks War

    The strange thing is it comes and goes. My Sailfin tang seems to get it and then it dissapears. Non of the other fish get it thou.

    Whats the easiest way to get rid of it in the water column? That just sucks!!!
     
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    The reason it comes and goes, is this is the life cycle of the parasite. You are seeing it just before it drops off and into the LR or substrate. A cycle generally takes 30-40 days, so this is how often you will see it.

    If the fish is healthy and not stressed, it's immune system will handle it. Sick/stressed fish can die from white spot.

    Here some links:

    Common Fish Diseases - Fish

    Physical Symptoms of Fish Disease - Fish

    Ich Diseases of Saltwater Fishes - Learn to Diagnose and Treat Saltwater Ich Diseases of Fish
     
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    Thanks Warr.

    Is this a sign that i shouldnt add any other fish to my system until the whitespot is said to be "gone"
     
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    Yep I was relatively disease free in my tank (after loosing all my fish a year ago)....untill I added two very sickly yellow tangs....All the fish are fine though, whitespot comes and goes and does not seem to bother any of my tangs that much. Just feed some vitamin enriched soaked nori a couple times a week. As long as the bellies are full, should be fine. Mines always get the spot after a water change...
     
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    Thank Adee!

    Here's a pic of the regal.

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    Eish, are all those marks whitespot ?
     
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    No idea bud! He had white spots on him yesterday and this is what its turned into. He's been scratching himself all day looks like it.

    I dont have a QT tank... Think i should fresh water dip him or should i just leave him as he is still eating well.
     
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    I wouldn't dip a fish looking like that, you may stress him to death.

    Ride it out and keep him eating
     
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    Cool thanks bud! Not worried at all about him. He's a tough one!
     
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    Wow Sentari but that doesn't look good:(

    My regal also battles with whitespot but I dont mind as he also eats like a pig and looks very healthy. Let's hope he gets better:)
     
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    Could be black spot
     
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    Ya he eats like a pig so he should be okay. He's nice and fat atleast.

    No idea Warren, Hence i'm asking you Guru's :) Looking at photo's and judging what the disease is, is very difficult. Thanks for all the help!
     
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    judging from the pics its appears to me that the worst is over.....he has shed the whitespot and what you are now seeing is scars/tissue damage.

    so keep him eating well and dont stress him out.adding vitamin rich food will help also but it will definitely heal on its own no treatment needed now only conditioning so that the tissue heals.
     
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    Cool thanks Falcon thats what i thought.

    I'm feeding omega one flakes and ocean nutrition pellet which have everything thats needed in them including garlic.
     
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    Crikey, that looks really bad.
     
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    How is the Regal doing. Mine was similar a while ago , he did pull through.
     
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    Just keep on feeding him...If he eats he should pull through...
     
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    He's doing fine. Swimming much better and enjoying himself.

    Funny think is he was close to my coral banded shirmp think he was trying to get help from him cleaning stuff off him. Is this normal?

    Just a reminder that my CB Shrimp is a monster!
     
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