Is this Ich?

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Brought home my purple tang and lemon peel angel on Sunday. Did an initial dip in safety stop, but the angel didn't seem to tolerate it. So pulled him out early. My plan was to observe for a couple days in the quarantine tank before starting copper treatment. Both ate well from the get go but today my angel has not been interested in eating. Still looks and swims ok. The Purple tang is still eating well but today I found this white spot on his fin. Is this ich?

I was planning on starting their copper treatment tomorrow with copper power, but now im worried about the angel not tolerating it since he's already not eating and had difficulty with safety stop. But if the purple tang has ich, should i Just start the treatment and ramp up slowly keeping an eye on the angel fish? or should i consider something other than copper power?

Any help is appreciated!

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I do not like copper. I use the TTM method. Not for everyone but it avoid chemcials that can make a fish sick. If that spot is only on the fin then it could be Lymphocystis (caused by stress) and might go away once the fish is not under such stress. I would get a fish eating before even have to use meds unless it was really sick.
 
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So far I have only noticed 2 white spots on the fins. The large one in first pic. and I just noticed what looks like another smaller spot his top fin. Also, does it look like he might have HLLE?
Lemon peel angel still not eating. So I will just keep observing for now.
 

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So far I have only noticed 2 white spots on the fins. The large one in first pic. and I just noticed what looks like another smaller spot his top fin. Also, does it look like he might have HLLE?
Lemon peel angel still not eating. So I will just keep observing for now.
Not convinced its ich. Keep an eye on it and yes it does look like HLLE .
 
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