White Spot or Velvet??

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  1. Meneer

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    Hi

    I have had these symptoms on my 1 Clown, my Regal, and my Scopas. The Clown looks worst though....

    I assumed it was Whitespot, and started treatment with Herbtania.

    My Scopas and Regal looks much better after a week o treatment, but this morning I noticed that my Bi-Color Blennie also has it.

    They don't display rapid breathing, or swollen gills or eyes, and swims around gleefully, and eats normally.

    It is not isolated white spots, but more like a velvet-like coating on them.

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  3. Yuri

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    Have a look if the fish is swimming more at the top of the tank
     
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    No - he swims as usual - only one that tends to swim more at the top is the Bi-Color Blennie - but he tends to do weird stuff most of the time... :p
     
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    Is the white spot fine like icing or casing sugar
     
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    Yes it is...
     
  7. Yuri

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    I think it is brook
     
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    Meneer you have the QT next to your DT why not use it? What new have you added to the tank? White spot basically occurs when the fish gets stressed out & velvet looks like coat/layer of a velvety slim & the fish will struggle the breath looks like it's gasping.
    Keep your hands out of the tank & stop fidgeting you could be stressing the little buggers out.
     
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    If it is brook won't it affect all the fish?
     
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    Yes brook affect all fish ( clown fish in the wild carry this parasite most of the time )
    And never buy wild collected clowns
     
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    What did you add recently ?

    IMHO it looks like brook, and yes your whole system will be infected then
     
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    The most recent addition before symptoms was a Scopas Tang from Trev - but I am sure his fish is clean and properly quarantined.

    I did however buy some live rock elsewhere, but I am not sure whether the parasite can spread via LR.
     
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    Yes it can i got my shit like this, black itch and white itch. :(
     
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    Thats why I dont have any clowns!
     
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    One learns the hard way..... :(
     
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    To save you for a nother round also corals can have parasites on
    Every thing must be quarantined
     
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    Dude. Now this is exceptionally strange. I,be had my clowns for years and its got the exactly the same look, 2 weeks ago I added a regal from trev, I lost the regal, white spot Last week, but now my clowns are in my qt and not treating?
     
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    I wont even take pictures as thats exactly what my clowns look like, could there be something around that could be causing this ???
     
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    I think those fish have brook, but not too bad, I don't think they too bad yet, it could aslo be a bad breakout of crypt, like I said before on one of your threads you wasting your time on the reefsafe snake oils, now do you believe me?

    Are the fish sitting infront of the pumps?

    If the fish get any worse I would take those fish out and bath them in formalin, the clowns I would bath in 125-150ppm, the other fish in maybe 75-100, for an hour, or hydrogen peroxide maybe.

    A bit safer is to run them in a seachem copper solution, maybe run it at a level of 0.200-250, you don't need a test kit as they hard to read. Just don't add the second doses as it says on the instructions, just use less copper when you repleace water on water changes, to bring the copper levels slowly down. Also I would take an hour or two to add the copper, instead of gooing it in.
     
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    I would agree with Magman about severe crypt brook kills within hours of 1-3 days. But what ever it may be it is impossible to come from any of my fish. This is the exact reason why fish are with me for weeks before being sold, I also havent had any issue in any of my systems. There are so very agressive crypt's which are nearly as deadly as brook. Meneer if you want I can put your clowns in a hospital tank and dip them daily till they are rid of the parasite and get them back to health, should take about 2 weeks.

    Trev
     
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    If you're after an authoritative answer and diagnostic method, you could PM David Vaughan on this forum.
     
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