View Full Version : Help with clownfish and white spots

03/01/2009, 11:57 AM
My clownfish has a few white spots on his side they arent very big and they look a little bit fuzzy. Any idea what this is. I have tried to get a picture but cannot get anything that will help

03/01/2009, 12:19 PM
If they are tiny spots it's probably ich, if they are larger and really are fuzzy looking, it's probably fungus. Search a cure for both, or take it to your LFS and put it in a QT tank with meds. Cleaner shrimp work well for ich in my experiance

03/01/2009, 12:20 PM
are they like cotton wool buds around the gills?

03/01/2009, 12:30 PM
not around the gills, they are larger and more fuzzy looking. I have some pimafix will this work for a fungus?

03/01/2009, 02:02 PM

03/01/2009, 02:11 PM
you should post a picture.

03/01/2009, 02:31 PM
I cant seem to get a picture of it that will help id the spots.

03/02/2009, 08:29 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14510037#post14510037 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by lenny8671
are they like cotton wool buds around the gills?

Sorry to highjack the thread.......My clowns have exactly that!! I took them to the lfs and they gave me pimafix to treat. Is it a fungus? They also had a white spec on their dorsal fins. Any advice?


03/02/2009, 08:45 AM
Research lymphocystitis. I believe it is a viral infection. I simply waited it out.