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endorium
09/14/2017, 11:09 AM
I noticed my butterfly breathing heavier than usual and now all my fish are. Also butterfly has lots of white spots and the anthias have a few but not as obvious as the butterfly. Also a couple of the fishes find are ripped or damaged. Still eating but not as much as usual. Ich or flukes? Something else?

JustinM
09/14/2017, 11:18 AM
When did you first notice the spots and how fast did they spread?


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endorium
09/14/2017, 11:24 AM
Only a few days ago. Seem to spread over a period of two to three days. I can see white dots on anthias fins and there fins look a Littleton ragged. Butterfly is by far the wprse

JustinM
09/14/2017, 11:27 AM
Can you post a pic. If this was over a few days, it is more than likely ich. Do you have a qt?

endorium
09/14/2017, 11:27 AM
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Hard to get a pic but this is the butterfly

endorium
09/14/2017, 11:28 AM
Qt setup with choloquine last night. Butterfly in just need to catch the rest.

JustinM
09/14/2017, 11:46 AM
I almost want to say that is velvet with the amount of spots that are on him but they look more like ich. Kind of hard to see in the pic. It's good you have the QT running and have him in CP. Try and catch the rest as soon as you can in case it is velvet. If he seems to be too labored from breathing fast, a FW dip can help to clear the mucous off his gills.

lagatbezan
09/14/2017, 12:00 PM
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Its hard to tell for sure from the pic but probably either ich or velvet and I assume if it was velvet, a few wouldnt have made it this far since it is a very fast killer.
you would need to treat all your fish and leave the display tank fishless for 72 days min.

Jdub968
09/14/2017, 06:47 PM
I'm leaning to velvet I would recommend an Acriflavine bath and cp beings you are already using cp. velvet usually causes a bacterial infection due to the amount of parasites on the fish, that's where the Acriflavine bath comes in. The spots of velvet are a lot smaller like grains of salt and round, and a lot more spots than ick. Ick spots are bigger in size and usually odd shaped not exactly round. Tank will have to sit fallow 6 weeks for velvet

endorium
09/15/2017, 04:29 AM
Thanks everyone. Last two anthias last night. Going to try am done catch everything today and get into qt.

Jdub968
09/15/2017, 08:52 AM
Did you mean lost 2 anthias ? If so sorry to hear that but yes if there dying quickly it's velvet