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As I was saying earlier my regal tangs has whitespot .is it best just to keep it well fed and homely it will go . Other fish seem ok 

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My PB has it on and off as I've said before all others fine keep ontop of feeding and keep water quality pristine

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Reply #2

Hard to see in the pics.  Are the spots white and tiny like grains of salt?

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Is it rubbing and on the rocks? Are it's eyes cloudy too? What a shame......try some crushed garlic cloves in a bag, it might be an old wives tale but then you have nothing to lose.
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Reply #4

If it's still munching well and getting around will hopefully be fine.


I feed these to mine they have added garlic and all the stock scoff them

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Hard to see in the pics.  Are the spots white and tiny like grains of salt?
yeah that's right though day before it looked like it had larger white blotches to but not today

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Is it rubbing and on the rocks? Are it's eyes cloudy too? What a shame......try some crushed garlic cloves in a bag, it might be an old wives tale but then you have nothing to lose.
haven't seen it rubbing the rocks just hanging around the cleaner shrimps. Eyes have been a bit cloudy

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If it's still munching well and getting around will hopefully be fine.


I feed these to mine they have added garlic and all the stock scoff them


I will order some . Been feeding ocean food 55 , nori , vitalis flake and frozen mysis once a week

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Reply #8

Garlic and ich is another myth I think.  Although it does help to get the fish eating, which is a good thing when it's stressed, but there's no evidence it helps to cure or prevent ich.

I've recently had two fish get tiny white spots.  An anthias, which had them all over, then died the next day, and my Royal Gramma which just got a few on it's face, then they disappeared and never came back.  The clowns never had a single spot.

There are thousands of possible marine parasites, that can look like ich, but aren't.  I suspect mine was one of those. 

In summary, I'd wait and see if it spreads to other fish before doing anything drastic.  The only real proven cure for ich is to take all the fish out and use copper, and leave the DT fallow for 3/4 months.

You could take the tang out and treat in a HT if you can get one set up.

I'd suggest the first, simplest thing would be to give it a fresh water dip.  If it's external parasites, they should start to fall off.  If that happens, you'll probably need a few dips over a week to get rid of them all.  Putting it in a HT will help isolate it, and keep the numbers down in the DT.

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Got home from work to find the yellow tang and coral beauty covered in white spot . Don't know wot to do for the best do I get all fish into a hospital tank and leave tank fallow or just leave it ?

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Reply #10

It's your choice.  All the advice I read said get them out and treated (which I've done twice).  Having said that, Marty has fed well and had them pull through.

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I can only tell you what I would do if faced with this, get a UV and make sure its running on the slow side of its reccomended flow rate . Make sure it picks up from the first chamber of the sump and dumps somewhere further along.


Then id get myself a few cleaner shrimp.I was quite surprised at how they seemed to help the fish even if only phycologicaly.


Its what I would do and it probably wont be what the next person does. The choice is yours. I hope they recover bless them


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Reply #12

First time I got it i pulled fish to a QT the shock of move finished them off !!

Second time I got it moved fish to QT and DT fallow for 12 weeks
All fish lived...

Put them back in and welcome to WS again

Though sod it and just kept feeding.

As I type this my PB is plastered in it and all other fish absolutely fine it will clear on the PB again and won't be seen for a while it may not of helped the fact my UV was leaking most of its light recently!!!

Feed well keep hands out keep stress down and they should pull through

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Blimey now I, m confused with wot to do . Will have a think and see how they are Sunday if more fish go down with it I will get them all out. 

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Blimey now I, m confused with wot to do . Will have a think and see how they are Sunday if more fish go down with it I will get them all out.
p s  thanks all for your input

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