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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

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

01/17/2006, 04:56 PM
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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?

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

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?

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?

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.

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