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5 - Spots

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5 - Spots

PostAuthor: Nads » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:39

White Spots

- Small pin head, slightly raised spots resembling a sprinkling of salt or sugar are likely to be Whitespot also know as Ich (Ichthyophthirius)

- Larger singular white nodules can be the initial signs of Cauliflower Disease.


Black Spots / Patches

- Black spots that appear on the body or fins are likely to be Blackspot

- Black or dark patches occurring on the chin or around the mouth are symptoms of Blackchin.


Red Spots

- Red patches on the skin may be signs of injuries from other fish or the attachment of ectoparasites such as anchor worm.

- Red streaks in the fins are usually the first sign of Fin Rot


Yellow/Green Spots

- Yellow or Yellow-Green spots that appear as a a fine dusting all over the fish are a sign of Velvet disease
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