Squarespot Anthia - please id

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Hi,

I just got this Anthia on Friday and it has developed this white stuff on her. None of the other fish are sick and I have not seen any fighting with it. Any idea what this could be and how it should be treated?

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At minimum it has lymphocystis - and I would say ich as well. However more history would help! #fishmedic
 

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At minimum it has lymphocystis - and I would say ich as well. However more history would help! #fishmedic
PS - which would mean - that you need to treat all of the fish in your tank - if no corals/inverts, you could use hyposalinity. Otherwise in a hospital tank. Copper would be the choice - guided by levels - rapidly up to 2.5
 
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PS - which would mean - that you need to treat all of the fish in your tank - if no corals/inverts, you could use hyposalinity. Otherwise in a hospital tank. Copper would be the choice - guided by levels - rapidly up to 2.5
Thanks for the reply. What other history are you looking for? I have a quarantine tank that currently has a aggressive sailfin in there in hope that when she is reintroduced she doesn’t keep trying to kill other fish :)
but I certainly can do copper in there once I get sailfin out. Would I do hyposalinity and copper or just copper?
 

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Thanks for the reply. What other history are you looking for? I have a quarantine tank that currently has a aggressive sailfin in there in hope that when she is reintroduced she doesn’t keep trying to kill other fish :)
but I certainly can do copper in there once I get sailfin out. Would I do hyposalinity and copper or just copper?
I'm assuming you put the fish into your display tank. If it has Ich, the rest of the fish will need treatment as well (i.e. yes it can spread). @Jay Hemdal hopefully will weigh in - it also sort of looks like brooklynella - but this would be not usual
 

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I see spots that could be ich, and the general bedraggled look could be flukes. Both of those issues are contagious to the other fish in the tank.

I would contact the LFS and ask what they think - looks to me like they sold you a sick fish (it didn’t get this way from your fish, so it had to come in with it).

Worst case - Treatment would consist of copper and praziquantel in a treatment tank for all fish.

I'm not a big fan of this species - they have not done well for me, even with a comprehensive quaratine protocol.

Jay
 
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I see spots that could be ich, and the general bedraggled look could be flukes. Both of those issues are contagious to the other fish in the tank.

I would contact the LFS and ask what they think - looks to me like they sold you a sick fish (it didn’t get this way from your fish, so it had to come in with it).

Worst case - Treatment would consist of copper and praziquantel in a treatment tank for all fish.

I'm not a big fan of this species - they have not done well for me, even with a comprehensive quaratine protocol.

Jay
My display is 260 gallons so there is a lot of fish in there it would be near impossible to get them all out and i would have nowhere to put them. I can remove the anthia for treatment in quarantine. I could prazi the display after but that is always a little scary with all the coral I have in there.
 

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My display is 260 gallons so there is a lot of fish in there it would be near impossible to get them all out and i would have nowhere to put them. I can remove the anthia for treatment in quarantine. I could prazi the display after but that is always a little scary with all the coral I have in there.
Yes - prazi can be done in a reef if you are careful, but if there is ich mixed in there, you would have to try ich management.

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