Humpback puffer white patch?

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benji787
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Humpback puffer white patch?

Post by benji787 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:27 am

hi guys got this guy/girl last week and so far they've been acclimatizing well, eating, fluttering around on occasion then floating back down to the sand, generally being as hilarious as a humpback can be

but last night i noticed this white patch on his/her skin?! you can see from the pic that they decided not to back into the parking spot (as it usually does) and also only park halfway into the stall before going to sleep :lol:

should I be concerned? water params are all 0 but ph is around 7.8 when i checked last night.

ty!

https://imgur.com/a/Tma3lqC

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Re: Humpback puffer white patch?

Post by pufferjw » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:13 pm

Looks like an Icthyobodo Necator infection

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Re: Humpback puffer white patch?

Post by benji787 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:19 pm

thanks, will try adding some aquarium salt and upping the temp before trying any meds in the tank :)

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