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i have six cichlids. three of them have white dots attached to their anal fin. what could this be? i can send pics if needed
sounds like ick, but pictures would be great.
If it is ich I would suggest raising the temp in the tank, that will speed up the life cycle of ich. Buy some rid ick medicine and dose the entire tank, you can also add some salt.
if its ick. clean the tank, do a WC, raise the temp (between 82-86), add salt (1 tbsp/gal)
pics probably would help alot
ich is also possible
egg spots...some people dont know about them.
if you know about the egg spots then it could be ich....im having a white dot problem myself. i need to start a thread.
what are those in all my yrs of breeding and keeping fish i have never seen or heard of egg spots
they are on the anal fins of some cichlids. mostly male fish have them but females can have some too just not usually as many as the males have. not all species have them though. not sure of the purpose other then to attrach the females into spawning.
the purpose of egg spots is to help with fertilization. as the females is picking up the eggs she will try to pick up the "egg spot" while the male when she tries this releases his sperm thus making sure the eggs in the females mouth are fertile.
i believe they are egg spots. thanks a lot
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