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Hello all, I’ve been quarantining a copperband butterfly for about 2 weeks in copper power at 2.5ppm. He’s been eating great. Recently I found an almost hazy white spot on his tail. Any clue what it could be? Thanks

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Hello all, I’ve been quarantining a copperband butterfly for about 2 weeks in copper power at 2.5ppm. He’s been eating great. Recently I found an almost hazy white spot on his tail. Any clue what it could be? Thanks

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Typical with large angels and butterflies and is a viral condition known as Lymphocystis. Again- Condition, not parasite
Its often caused by poor water quality and/or diet. Assure ammonia and/or nitrate not elevated.
 

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Hello all, I’ve been quarantining a copperband butterfly for about 2 weeks in copper power at 2.5ppm. He’s been eating great. Recently I found an almost hazy white spot on his tail. Any clue what it could be? Thanks

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While it could be lymphocystis, it looks a bit diffuse/cloudy to me, but that could be the focus of the picture. I would just keep an eye on it for know and finish up the copper for another 2 weeks. I’d then run GC or Prazipro 2x nine days apart.
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Typical with large angels and butterflies and is a viral condition known as Lymphocystis. Again- Condition, not parasite
Its often caused by poor water quality and/or diet. Assure ammonia and/or nitrate not elevated.
Thank you for your input. Truly appreciate it and the fast reply I’ll keep that in mind.
 
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While it could be lymphocystis, it looks a bit diffuse/cloudy to me, but that could be the focus of the picture. I would just keep an eye on it for know and finish up the copper for another 2 weeks. I’d then run GC or Prazipro 2x nine days apart.
Jay
Awesome. Will do, thank you. Thanks for the fast reply!
 
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