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Blitzer
05/24/2017, 09:30 PM
Hi everyone, just picked this guy up along with Royal Dottyback from my LFS on Sunday, 3 days ago. They've been in quarantine together since getting home, and now I just noticed 3 small white specs on the side of the Purple Tang. They're round and very small, like a very small grain of salt. It's also twitching a bit as it swims as if there's an itch.

I know my treatment options, and planning to go the copper route. But my question is, from what I know about ich, these seems super fast for a complete lifecycle, right? It's been 72 hours since I got it home, and no visible issues or behaviors until right now. Is it possible it spread from the gills? Just want to ensure I'm not mis-diagnosing here. Thanks!

scuzy
05/24/2017, 09:37 PM
You want faster do ttm 12-14 days


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Blitzer
05/25/2017, 11:30 AM
And just like that, the 3 white specs are gone... so strange. Will keep an eye on him

scuzy
05/25/2017, 11:34 AM
Spots come and go with ich but it's still in the tank. The white spots basically exit from the parasite from the fish skin.


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scooter31707
05/25/2017, 12:12 PM
Treat. Best method will be TTM.

Blitzer
05/25/2017, 12:23 PM
But all 3 spots coming and going within 12 hours? Is that out of the ordinary?

scuzy
05/25/2017, 12:33 PM
Nope not out of ordinary. Check the stickies.


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Blitzer
05/25/2017, 01:31 PM
Yeah have looked through them, the ich sticky says "trophont will spend three to seven days", so seemed like 12 hours could mean it's something else.

Anyways, will do TTM. Thanks!