Ich, something else or nothing?


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The last two days one of my clownfish shows a few white spots near the dorsal fin in the morning. I go to work concerned and plan to remove and treat the fish when I get home.

When I get home the spots are gone. I am thinking the spots in the morning are just debris he is picking up overnight while 'sleeping'. Or is it possible that ich spots can clear and reappear daily in the morning.



Dr. Fish
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Ich spots wouldn't just disappear in less than 24 hrs. Same goes for Brooklynella. It's likely sand getting stuck to his skin, especially if you have fine white sand.


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agreed. sand often gives me the willy's because it looks so similar to Ich spots. ever since I went bare bottom, those willy's went away though :)

you are likely just experiencing that same thing.