White Clumps/Spots on Clownfish

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Recently picked up a pair of Black Saddleback Clowns. I've had a pair in qt for about a week and tonight I noticed what look like white clumps near the anal fin of the smaller fish. Any thoughts on what it could be? I have seen the larger one nipping a little bit and the larger one doesn't appear to have any spots right now. The fish are both acting pretty normal and are eating well.

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Recently picked up a pair of Black Saddleback Clowns. I've had a pair in qt for about a week and tonight I noticed what look like white clumps near the anal fin of the smaller fish. Any thoughts on what it could be? I have seen the larger one nipping a little bit and the larger one doesn't appear to have any spots right now. The fish are both acting pretty normal and are eating well.

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This is bacterial in nature and could have stemmed from scrape injury and most effective is treatment in a separate tank using seachem kanaplex which is broad spectrum and effective
Add aeration with air stone during treatment
 

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Recently picked up a pair of Black Saddleback Clowns. I've had a pair in qt for about a week and tonight I noticed what look like white clumps near the anal fin of the smaller fish. Any thoughts on what it could be? I have seen the larger one nipping a little bit and the larger one doesn't appear to have any spots right now. The fish are both acting pretty normal and are eating well.

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That could be Lymphocystis, a viral disease that often invades tissues when they are damaged.
Are these wild caught? If so, watch for Brooklynella.
 
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This is bacterial in nature and could have stemmed from scrape injury and most effective is treatment in a separate tank using seachem kanaplex which is broad spectrum and effective
Add aeration with air stone during treatment
Thank you! Kanaplex isn't readily available here, but I'll look for an alternative treatment.
 

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Thank you! Kanaplex isn't readily available here, but I'll look for an alternative treatment.
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Ruby rally pro safe substitute and also try pets drug mart, I believe in Ontario
 

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