New white spot on SAP

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Drewski
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New white spot on SAP

Post by Drewski » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:43 pm

Hope someone can help me figure out what this white spot on my SAP is. I dealt with columnaris a few months ago and I'm now more paranoid then ever. Just walked in from work and found him laying on a rock. He saw me and began doing his normal thing right away but i realized he had a new spot on him that wasn't there last night. He's in a fw 60g with 2 other SAP's and they look fine. Before i begin treatment for this, I just want others opinion. Could it be maybe he scraped himself? Or maybe got into a little scuffle with one of the other SAP's? Hope someone can help and thanks in advance!

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Re: New white spot on SAP

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Can you post a clear pic?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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