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Flame angel has white spot. Help

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Guys my flame angel seems to have white spot, is there anything  I can do to treat it. It's in my tank with other fish and corals I don't have a QT tank and really don't want to have a wipe out. The fish is feeding fine and very active there's some pics below.

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Reply #1

There is no such thing as a reef safe medication that works and you don't want to turn your tank into a chemical soup.

As it's feeding and active just keep feeding it will hopefully pull through.

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Reply #2

I've read that if it pulls through the rest of the tank will now be infected meaning any stress will cause WS the only way to fully get rid is to QT all fish and treat with copper and leave tank for 6 to 7 weeks.

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Reply #3

My thoughts- there hasn't been any research to prove the live cycle of the free floating form of the disease, so you go through all the effort of catching and stressing the fish then the difficultys of running a QT and keeping the water good thus not cause more stress to the fish then put them back in to only get another outbreak.
How do you know the disease wasn't already in the tank from live rock or corals added?
Some species of fish fall ill easier than others so it may well have already been there.
Like Marty said, keep them well feed with a variety of foods and you could try soaking it in garlic guard.
I have been treating my Kole tang and Royal grammar for white spot with polyp medic but I can't say if it works as I only got to day 9 yesterday and had to go on holiday, the grammar had got rid of all spots and the Kole tang was looking better, can't say if it was the meds or feeding.
Hope your fish all ok what ever you do.
Also lower light levels

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My thoughts- there hasn't been any research to prove the live cycle of the free floating form of the disease, so you go through all the effort of catching and stressing the fish then the difficultys of running a QT and keeping the water good thus not cause more stress to the fish then put them back in to only get another outbreak.
How do you know the disease wasn't already in the tank from live rock or corals added?
Some species of fish fall ill easier than others so it may well have already been there.
Like Marty said, keep them well feed with a variety of foods and you could try soaking it in garlic guard.
I have been treating my Kole tang and Royal grammar for white spot with polyp medic but I can't say if it works as I only got to day 9 yesterday and had to go on holiday, the grammar had got rid of all spots and the Kole tang was looking better, can't say if it was the meds or feeding.
Hope your fish all ok what ever you do.
Also lower light levels
The flame angel was feeling last fish added. Had it nearly a week and not noticed it until now in all honesty I thought my kole would be the first to get it if any. Are you treating them in a QT or in your tank? Have no idea what to do for the best. I'll be more pissed if I lose my snowflake clowns can't get them around here was the only pair close.

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Reply #5

I first noticed it on my Kole on June 14th, no signs of it on my clowns or chromis.
No not in QT polyp medic is reef safe and I havnt seen any ill effects on anything.

I did have a QT but even though it was a simple tank it was a lot of work to keep up with water condition, water level due to evaporation wich may cause salinity swings and I wasn't going to fork out for a second atu

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Sounds like the same situation with me and with the hours I work I would struggle to keep on top of the QT as well as the display tank. Is the polyp medic for white spot or multiple infections etc I may give it a try.

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Reply #7

Polyp Lab Medic 30ml

For ich and velvet :)

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Could it be worth a try? I can see white spots so can only guess it's WS never seen velvet etc 

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Reply #9

Velvet looks like they been dusted with icing sugar I've also had that !!!

I personally would not use any medication but that's my personal opinion if he happy and eating wind the food into him :)

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Will be keeping an eye on it. Going to make sure it's still eating well, I'll be going to the lfs tomorrow to see what u can sort out.

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Reply #11

Update on the flame angel checked it this morning before lights came on couldn't see any spots. Now lights on on I can see only a few. Hoping this is a good sign. Now feeding garlic brine shrimp and looking to get a reef safe treatment just to try.

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Reply #12

Keep the meds out there is no 100% reef safe medication that will kill it.

It's your tank but meds in a reef tank is far from ideal

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Reply #13

Keep the meds out there is no 100% reef safe medication that will kill it.

It's your tank but meds in a reef tank is far from ideal
I know but don't want to lose fish and really don't want it being in the tank dormant or not. I'm gonna give it a week see how it goes

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Reply #14

Hi James, it could be because your tank is still very young it could be causing stress on the angels even if all your parameters are fine. It takes 6-12 months to mature. What made you decide to get another flame? They really are an expensive learning curve.
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

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