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PostAuthor: trumps » Fri Nov 30, 2012 22:41

Hi all,

Any ideas what these marks are on the fish on his underside by the mouth and gills are please?

A few of the fish have them in the same place so and also visible on both light and dark fish!

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PostAuthor: Malawi MaD » Fri Nov 30, 2012 22:59

What are you feeding Lee? Could be due to their diet but the spots are pretty large. Could be parasites but these spots are pretty common with some rifts and i don't think they spread but don't disappear either. You could try treating her?
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PostAuthor: trumps » Fri Nov 30, 2012 23:10

I noticed on one the petros the other day but they have started to go, but noticed it on a few others today!

We feed a mixture of jbl novo malawi,tetra pro algae and tetra pro colour and occasionally prima.
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PostAuthor: trumps » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:38

I would say there not as dark as spirulina kev and seem more defined ( not lots of little spots clumped together) if you know what I mean!

Just a bit worried as getting new fish on Tuesday!
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PostAuthor: Nads » Sat Dec 01, 2012 14:58

To me it looks like black chin, usually linked to high nitrates in the water. What are you nitrate levels?
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PostAuthor: trumps » Sat Dec 01, 2012 16:39

Will test and let you know, I tested two weeks ago and it was about 25ppm but have stirred up the sand since so might of released some pockets of nitrate!
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PostAuthor: trumpette » Sat Dec 01, 2012 18:33

We tested the water with both a strip and chemical test and both came back at around 0.25ppm which is as normal as it can be as its water change day. :idontgetit
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PostAuthor: Rdwh » Wed Dec 05, 2012 09:13

What are you testing with? If its a strip it may not be accurate enough for a fluctuation. If using a chemical test kit is it in date?
If in doubt get a test done at your LFS to be safe.
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