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Flukes?

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@HK_Fuey .... I can't get a very good picture with the iPad and my phone isn't any better.
The white "lumps" are 1) on the caudal (tail) fin just to the right of the black line exactly half way down.
2) on the anal fin in the orange area to the right just below the black line line.

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Reply #1

I see the marks, but obviously it's quite blurry, so no way to ID it for sure.  That's too big for Ich or velvet.  It looks more like it could be a parasite (maybe a parasitic pod?).  I'd give them a bath in pH adjusted RO (with some myzaxin since you have it).

@Nick Smith made a video of how to go about this:
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And here's the thread with a load of detail:
My Freshwater dip regime

See how they look after that - hopefully whatever it is will drop off.  If not, we might need some better pics (sure someone has some tips on how to get them) to help ID what it is.

Also worth thinking about using Avloclor/Chlorquine Phosphate as it's thought it will kill a lot of parasites (inc. Flukes, Ich, Brook and Velvet).

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Reply #2

Thanks for that @HK_Fuey and thanks to @Nick Smith for the very helpful video.

Forgive me if I'm being thick but would I need a freshwater test for PH and would I adjust the PH in the same way?

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Reply #3

You can use baking powder to adjust the pH.  Just use half a teaspoon at a time, as it shifts a small volume up quite quickly.  Your normal pH test kit should be fine.

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Reply #4

Well the clowns are still in QT (until 16th April by my calculations) and I took @HK_Fuey 's good advice and carried out the freshwater dip as per the video clip. The white lumps were gone immediately after the dip and the fish are looking healthy and happy. So thanks for the advice @HK_Fuey and to @Nick Smith for the procedure.

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Reply #5

Excellent news!

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