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post #1 of 2 Old 12-18-2010, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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A Spot has shown up on one of my Yellow Tail Blue Damsels in Q today

I have 5 Yellow Tail Blue Damsels purchased from the same tank in the LFS in Q for just over two weeks. Today a spot appears on one of them that was not there yesterday. I'm not sure what it is but am concerned. The fish are really kinda small, the spot smaller yet. I have taken some pics and attached them below. Is this Ich or is it something stuck to him. I'm a newb and am not sure what to make of this yet. To me it just looks like a piece of mysis shrimp stuck to him.

Here are the pics (Damn nice looking fish too If i may so myself)

A close up

If you want to see the full size image here is the link


Any opinions

They all are active, feeding well and swimming around like they own the tank. Only when I move up to the tank quickly do they run and hide from me.



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post #2 of 2 Old 12-18-2010, 07:10 PM
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not ich`

No, this is not ich.
That is just a skin abrasion. Nothing at all to worry about, it should go away within a few days. I would not medicate. I would be safe and wait 7 days after it is gone before adding ANY of the damsels to the display. This is why you use a Q tank, to play it safe.

If it gets worse, let us know.
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