Is this ich?

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Just unsure if this is ich or not so I can treat the poor fella.

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Hard to tell, if you could get pictures under white light that would help!
 

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Ahh much better, but they almost look like nodes or something. Instead of the cyst like formations of ich...

Lets see if some of the #fishmedic will weigh in.
 
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Ahh much better, but they almost look like nodes or something. Instead of the cyst like formations of ich...

Lets see if some of the @Reefmedics will weigh in.
Yeah I’m just concerned because no one else has em
It could be ich but I’m not so sure. Did you qt? When was the most recent addition?
most recent addition was a desjardini tang about two months ago. I did not QT and also he is the only one with these weird spot things, if that is of any help!
 

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Are they doing any strange behavior? Flashing, excessive yawning, head shakes, supressed appitite?, etc.
 
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Are they doing any strange behavior? Flashing, excessive yawning, head shakes, supressed appitite?, etc.
Not really no, he just eats and then swims around and sits on the welsophylia like a couch. I was worried it was velvet but I didn’t see any lethargic behavior, which is why I’m pretty confused.
 

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Velvet looks almost like they got slapped with ich but on every square surface of em. And normally they are always swimming into a powerhead. So i dont believe it to be velvet

How long has this little guy had these lumps?
 

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Those bigger spots might be flukes. If any symptoms show up up, I would treat the tank with Prazi, twice, about a week apart.
 
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Velvet looks almost like they got slapped with ich but on every square surface of em. And normally they are always swimming into a powerhead. So i dont believe it to be velvet

How long has this little guy had these lumps?
maybe two or three days I believe
 

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Looks like how this species shows ich to me. The fish also seems thin, malabsorption issues are common with this species due to the way they are collected with cyanide. How long have you had the fish?
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Looks like how this species shows ich to me. The fish also seems thin, malabsorption issues are common with this species due to the way they are collected with cyanide. How long have you had the fish?
Jay
Ive had him for about 2 months, he eats but I've been trying to feed him less but more frequently due to him eating and getting full quickly compared to the other fish. He'll bite the turkey baster and try to get food but then take 1 or 2 pieces and then just sit there and watch everyone eat. I just started doing the more frequent feeding yesterday.
 
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Looks like how this species shows ich to me. The fish also seems thin, malabsorption issues are common with this species due to the way they are collected with cyanide. How long have you had the fish?
Jay
I have a pretty big oversized UV sterilizer, do you think it would be helpful to put this up while I cycle my QT? Its called an Aquanetics 15SPT and it is hang on so easy to set up quickly. Would you happen to know the right flow rate in order to ensure that the waterborne ich is sterilized? Or would you need more info like how far the water is travelling vertically up to the sterilizer (hang on back)?
 

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I have a pretty big oversized UV sterilizer, do you think it would be helpful to put this up while I cycle my QT? Its called an Aquanetics 15SPT and it is hang on so easy to set up quickly. Would you happen to know the right flow rate in order to ensure that the waterborne ich is sterilized? Or would you need more info like how far the water is travelling vertically up to the sterilizer (hang on back)?
A UV won’t hurt, but it won’t cure the infection. It might slow it down somewhat since it is an oversized unit.
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A UV won’t hurt, but it won’t cure the infection. It might slow it down somewhat since it is an oversized unit.
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Yeah I think I have to just manage the ich until I can do the quarantine process without stressing the fish out too much, and wait for my QT to cycle. is there anything else I can do? My parameters are stable and good so I was wondering maybe feeding them something else or reducing stress in other ways besides parameters.
 

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Yeah I think I have to just manage the ich until I can do the quarantine process without stressing the fish out too much, and wait for my QT to cycle. is there anything else I can do? My parameters are stable and good so I was wondering maybe feeding them something else or reducing stress in other ways besides parameters.
Search under “Ich management” and my name, I’ve made a number of posts where I outline the techniques that need to be used in Ich management (I’m on my phone and can’t link them for you, sorry)

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