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how to deal with white spot

White spot   96 members have voted

  1. 1. When you notice WS what do you do ?

    • Nothing, keeps hands out and feed well
      46
    • Medications ( without copper )
      3
    • QT the fish, add Copper based medication
      1
    • FW dipp the fish
      2
    • Turn on a UV filter
      6
    • Turn on ozone unit
      3
    • other, please add in the replies
      6

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Just a small note.

 

I added a cleaner wrasse to my tank as I had noticed the odd black dot on my orange shoulder tang. I believe that the wrasse does help in control of a low level of parasites. (I have not seen any since)

 

He eats frozen mysis as well so he won't starve.

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A cleaner wrasse is next on my shopping list for the tank Craig, hoping to get a good sized one but the ones I have seen to date all seem very small.

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I was lucky and the place I bought it from had a dozen or so large ones in so I just picked one that looked healthy and was eating frozen food.

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My cleaner wrasse eats absolutely anythink including flake :icon_headbang:

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Nicely put lol, I was with you upto the word "cryptocryon irritans" lol

 

hi jake, i just put a cleaner shrimp in mine and it cleaned my copperband up nicely, has anyone ever done this ?

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I thought I'd re-bump this one as its a good thread!

 

Nice one!

 

lets get an update!

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The only medecine I know that is supposed to be reef safe is oddineox however you spell that.

 

 

I dont ever recommend any treatment in a display tank, If you have to go to the extreme of treatment it should be done in a Quarantine tank ONLY

 

IMHO!

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I have read a few articles since making the comments on this thread.

 

Scientists are adamant that marine ich can not just seem to clear up in a tank without treatment so is it maybe some other parasite that causes these white spots that clear up with reduced stress?

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well leaving well alone works for me, what ever it is causing the white spots

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My regal has/had white spot really bad, poor thing, 3 weeks now just going. None of the other fish have it. I done nothing. Made sure it feed well and have my uv running 24/7. It is eating and swimming well all the time. Figured that it would stress it out more trying to catch it and put in the QT. so doing nothing works for me.

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well I had white spot and I did Nothing, keeps hands out and feed well and it worked well for me which i can thank the people on reef face for :icon_thumright:

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Bump...

 

My clown has WS so was looking for some info and read this from start to finish. I now know what is happening and how to deal with it.

 

Great thread, thought it deserved a bump in case any other newbies haven't seen it!

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there is a treatment available on the market that you can use in a reef tank just try it and see i had an anthias tank full of coral and fish caught white spot i went to the vet with a hand full of treatments and they picked one out the lady vet studied fish in australia and she swears by it now i do also.

octozin tablets from waterlife they are brilliant overnight in some cases and also in mine 3 times

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i have used octozin and found it worked brilliantly, but be careful not to overdose

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