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fishykid9212
01/17/2006, 04:44 PM
My pink anthias had ich so I put him into a quaranteen tank, with copper and greenex but now I just noticed a white blotch on his side, What is it, I really can't afford for it to die

fishgeeksrus
01/17/2006, 04:46 PM
do you have a pic for us to help you diagnose?

fishykid9212
01/17/2006, 04:56 PM
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fishykid9212
01/17/2006, 04:57 PM
its not good but that black vain thing was their since I got it its like a white fuzzy blotch, what do I do about it?

fishgeeksrus
01/17/2006, 05:56 PM
I don't see the fuzzy blotch.... Is it up by the gill?

wrott
01/17/2006, 06:16 PM
Probably a bacterial infection. It will either start healing on its own now that you have QT or if it gets worse in the next day or 2 I would start treating w/ broard spectrum antibiotics like Marycin. Good luck it is a beautiful fish--was it being harassed that you know of?

fishykid9212
01/17/2006, 07:43 PM
Im going to see if I can get antibiotics tomorrow, the blotch is at the top just toward the right of the black looking vain. Would antibiotics the only other thing that will help it?

wrott
01/17/2006, 08:27 PM
I am just guessing w/out seeing the symptoms---but I have seen white blotches (that I believe were bacterial) begin to heel after a few days of isolating a fish---but yes antibiotics would be the best medicine (antibiotics will become toxic after a couple of days and may kill nitrifying bacteria--so water changes and feeding sparingly--checking for ammonia). If the blotches do not enlarge or spread I would wait and let the fish heal from ich.

Matt Sable
01/17/2006, 08:35 PM
Bacterial infection is the first thing that comes to mind, but don't forget fungus.

MyMonkey
01/17/2006, 09:24 PM
Bacterial infections are nasty. I had one. Killed 5 fish in 36 hours. Be careful.