Foxface Brown spots

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Foxface has a few spots on him that almost look like dead skin, even on his top fin.
He is acting fine still eating no other fish show signs

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Do the spots move at all (worms) or remain stationary? Also, did you see any white dots (ich) before the brown spots appeared?
 

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I think there's a distinct difference between the OP's small, defined brown spotting and the smudging I see on WKScott's fish. The latter does look like the natural darkening I've seen on a lot of foxfaces, while Fabianslit's fox does look like it's got _some_ kind of smaller injuries or insults going on. (Nothing I've seen before - thank Heaven we've got a Humblefish!!)

~Bruce
 

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I think there's a distinct difference between the OP's small, defined brown spotting and the smudging I see on WKScott's fish. The latter does look like the natural darkening I've seen on a lot of foxfaces, while Fabianslit's fox does look like it's got _some_ kind of smaller injuries or insults going on. (Nothing I've seen before - thank Heaven we've got a Humblefish!!)

~Bruce

I agree. I've seen brown coloration develop on rabbitfish, but don't remember it starting off as several dots.
 

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I agree. I've seen brown coloration develop on rabbitfish, but don't remember it starting off as several dots.
I'll support this as well. Looks like an infection to me as well.
 

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I had two fox faces develop these spots as well a standard and a magnificent. I had these two fish different times not together. I had one for about 7 months spots developed I decided not to take action a few weeks after the spots showed the fish went from healthy to dead in what seemed like overnight. The second one same fate. but it happened in a qt tank. I did not treat with any thing other then prazipro.
 
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Not that I saw, also wasn't sure how long I could keep the foxface in FW. Put him in for a minute. Should I do a longer dip?

5 minutes is optimal; IME it takes 2-3 minutes for worms to begin to dislodge.
 

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Thank you! Will try a longer dip tomorrow

Watch the video when you do. It will help ease your mind about what will happen, what the fish will do and what to look for in the dip.
 
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