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Is this ich on my dogface?

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:58 pm
by BlackEyeDye
So Scooby is fat, dumb, and happy. Very active. Great appetite, not sluggish or showing any signs of issue. However. Yesterday I noticed he puffed for no apparent reason, there were no tank mates around. It was only 1-2 secs, then back to normal. Because of the puff I got worried and closely examined him and noticed these white spots on his fins. Unfortunately because he is white I can’t notice any on the body. I don’t think they were there before. But if it is ich, I need to get him out and healthy so the other guys don’t get infested. So far no one else in the tank has any signs or symptoms either.

I could just be a worry wart since it’s a new set up, but rather be safe and come to the experts for some guidance.

Thanks in advance!

Not sure if link is going to work for pics.


Using API Master test kit.

Tank size-125g
Inhabitants-1 dogface puffer, 1 lion fish, 1 snowflake eel, 3 turbos, 10 hermits, 2 emerald crabs, 7 Astraea snails.

Feed tue, thurs, and sun. 10-20% water changes every Sunday to try and cut down the nitrates slowly.

Tank was cycled for 7weeks by fishless cycle. Added inhabitants week 8. No changes since. Tank is 2.5-3 months old. ... a1b7df3ed7