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Reefers4U
07/14/2017, 05:47 PM
Not sure what to make of this - I doesn't seem to be ick and I would think that if it was Velvet the fish should be dead by now but it has been in QT for almost 3 weeks.

I've treated with CP (via IckShield) - in the qt for three weeks. Any suggestions as to what this could be?

The tang has the white blotches that look like dried milk only on one side.

https://AskAlfred.synology.me/photo/share/J6verkq0

Picture 6 is the best representation of what it looks like in real life.

Any idea what this is and how I should treat it?

I do not see signs on any other fish.

lagatbezan
07/14/2017, 08:25 PM
Do the blotches look like someone splashed bleach on it? Different sizes and forms? I had the same thing happen with my purple tang while in qt. It cleared right up after I put her in the display. I think it was either the water quality or stress from being in a small qt for 4-6 weeks.

Reefers4U
07/17/2017, 03:42 PM
It cleared right up after I put her in the display. I think it was either the water quality or stress from being in a small qt for 4-6 weeks.

yes really faint and light bloches. I't doesn't look like individual "dots" or grains. more of a discoloration.

I pulled her from the DT with it.

maybe the water quality - going to change salts and see what happens.

elFloyd
07/17/2017, 04:56 PM
I can't open your link to view the pictures.

I had a problem with my purple tang about four years ago. No idea what caused it and I did not know what to do for treatment. It all faded away after a few weeks, and he is still with me today.

Does it look anything like this?

Mishri
07/18/2017, 04:40 PM
wow elFloyd that looks bacterial or fungal infection.. glad it cleared up on it's own, doesn't look good.

reefers4u, I also can't see the pics on that site. this site allows you to attach pics like elfloyd did.. that would help.