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DunnoMuch
09/19/2017, 08:52 PM
Please see attached pic. It looks like a large sore or lesion. It seems isolated (no other white spots on fish). Fish seems otherwise healthy. The fish is active and eating. All other fish also seem healthy. All water parameters testing fine. Not new to the hobby, but I have only had this tank up for three months and I have had the fish for two months. Thank you for any help.

DunnoMuch
09/21/2017, 12:00 AM
After doing more research, I'm thinking Lymphocystis.

McPuff
09/21/2017, 04:05 AM
After doing more research, I'm thinking Lymphocystis.

This was my guess as well. From what I've heard/read, it sounds like you just need to let it run its course.

DunnoMuch
09/22/2017, 06:44 PM
Thanks, I appreciate the input. It has been stable for last few days. Looks like the same size, but maybe not so white.

I got some Selcon and Formula Two frozen food. I wanted to vary the Coral Beauty's diet. Before, it was eating mostly mysis so perhaps not enough veggies.

Jdub968
09/22/2017, 09:22 PM
Lymphocysts will look like califlower and usually grow larger and remain on the fish for more than 7 days. Any other signs heavy breathing scratching flashing ect. Also as I've mentioned before on other posts coral beauty's must be Qt'ed they are parasite magnets I've never seen a coral beauty without problems with a new fish

DunnoMuch
09/22/2017, 10:38 PM
Thank you very much. It is so hard to get a good look. No scratching, flashing or heavy breathing. It is definitely a random shape, not a spot. It also does not appear to be any parasite (at least not one visible to the naked eye). Again, the shape is too random. Color of the problem has definitely faded from a bright white to faded white. Fish still active, eating healthy and picking algae off the rocks.

Jdub968
09/22/2017, 11:04 PM
Well that's all good news! 👍🏼

DunnoMuch
10/03/2017, 12:21 PM
Just thought I would update everyone. I diversified the fish's diet with some frozen formula one (which includes garlic), previously was only feeding mysis. I also supplemented with some Selcon. The fish is doing MUCH better. Although the white spot is still there, it is disappearing. I would say it is about 15% it's original size. It is almost completely translucent. You probably would not see it unless you knew it was there.

DunnoMuch
10/03/2017, 12:21 PM
Oh, and thanks for everyone's help.

Jdub968
10/03/2017, 05:19 PM
Glad to hear the Angel is doing better