Ich on Grouper?

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Is this ich on a grouper? It’s about 5’ long.

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Is this ich on a grouper? It’s about 5’ long.

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Looks like a long term captive - at a public aquarium?

I can't see the telltale discrete white ich spots, just localized patches of white mucus. I'd say it doesn't have ich.

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Amazing what they can fit in the tanks here. Bahamas.

It's been like 20 years since I've been there, but IIRC, they use ocean water on a semi-open system, and I don't know if they sterilize that or not, so it could have flukes.
 
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It's been like 20 years since I've been there, but IIRC, they use ocean water on a semi-open system, and I don't know if they sterilize that or not, so it could have flukes.
My kids pointed out all the Aiptasia on the edges of the shallow tanks.
 

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No, I’m currently at Atlantis in Bahamas. Doesn’t look too good though.
Ahh. I was about to ask how big your home tank was if you had that big grouper in there! Groupers are super cool
 

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I too dont see sign of ich but rather the typical hole in the head and light erosion they often have when they get large.
 
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It's been like 20 years since I've been there, but IIRC, they use ocean water on a semi-open system, and I don't know if they sterilize that or not, so it could have flukes.
Kids ate fried conch and still ate it after I told them we had small ones in our tank
 

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I still would. I don't care. If it's dead it's dead.

Do you think I could keep a grouper in my 90?
They stay in one spot so why can't that spot be my tank.
Only one I think you can keep in that size tank is a marine betta, also called a comet grouper. I have one, he is a stunning fish
 

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