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Hello, I believe my clownfish has some type of parasites? I noticed a lot of black spots on its belly
Will a FW dip help out?
Thank you for any information

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I cannot tell by the picture. Can you try and get a better one? Also is the clown eating? Any signs of stress? Potentially just gaining color as it grows if nothing else seems out of the ordinary.

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I cannot tell by the picture. Can you try and get a better one? Also is the clown eating? Any signs of stress? Potentially just gaining color as it grows if nothing else seems out of the ordinary.

-Matthew
It does seem to be eating fine, just seems a bit weird swimming like if it’s trying to scratch its belly up against objects but I can also be assuming wrong things, I’ll try to get a better picture this was during feeding just recently and it wouldn’t stop moving so I can get a better picture
 

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If you suspect flashing is occurring a 5min fresh water dip will not hurt. Like mentioned above picture are hard to see what’s going on. Could be Black ich ( turbellarians) but a FW dip would confirm this. Like Big G asked are the spots tiny??
 
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Are they little, tiny spots or big? Can't tell from the pictures.
If you suspect flashing is occurring a 5min fresh water dip will not hurt. Like mentioned above picture are hard to see what’s going on. Could be Black ich ( turbellarians) but a FW dip would confirm this. Like Big G asked are the spots tiny??
I will get better pictures once I am home and lights are on, thank you for the feed back. They are different size. Small and big black spots
 

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I was going to ask about corals and nems. On clowns getting black spots, it is usually hypermelantization. Spots from stings.
 
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Looks like hypermel to me. He is rubbing on the corals at some point. He will build up a tolerance. Cute clown.
 

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