Urgent help needed What could this be?

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  1. DivanRS

    DivanRS

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    Hi all. I have noticed these white spots on both my fire goby as well as my watchman goby.
    Any idea of what it could be and how to treat it?
    It doesn't look like ick.

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    Difficult to make out in the pic's. Looks like the spots on the watchman is its natural spots and the spots on the fire goby looks like something drifting in the water, not sure though.
     
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    Nope. That's not something in the water,it's a spot on the goby.
    The watchman goby only recently got those big white spots on the back.
     
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    Some infection, can be bacterial or fungus. More likely bacterial.

    Sure you do not have a hidden hitch hiker like a crab or mantis shrimp?
     
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    Not that I am aware of.
    I only have my normal cleaning shrimp and hermit.

    What should I treat with?
     
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    Normally wounds should heal by themselves rather quickly. It looks like an open wound with some bacterial infection.

    Problem is what caused it. Plus the compounded issue of it seems to be spreading to other fish.
     
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    Have you considered Velvet? I have seen fish get covered in white spots and it spreads fast. I would take all livestock out the tank into a quarantine tank, and dose that with copper based medications. Do a 70% water change and leave livestock out in a quarantine tank for a month.
     
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