Looks like a snail egg on the fish

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  1. djnzlab1

    djnzlab1 Aiptasia Anemone

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    HI,
    pretty sure its not ICh occasionally I will see a cyst like cluster of bumps on my coral beauty it looks almost like snaill eggs to large for ich, its goes away after acouple weeks and may pop up a month later none of the other fish seem to get it. Is there a parasitic pod that does this.
    Pictures would be nice if he would hold still.
    Doug
     
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  3. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    Yes there are parasite copepods, I cant think of the name of that kind right off. I'll look an see if I can find it.
     
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    Wow, Never really gave it much thought regarding these problematic individuals!
    Hope I never get any of these and my fish and inverts stress the same!
     
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  6. mattgeezer

    mattgeezer Montipora Capricornis

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    interesting article amcarrig :) .the photo at the bottom of the bug is similar to something that i have come across fishing. Ive pulled up reef fish (ones ya eat) when i go to pull the hook out and theres a set of eyes looking at you from the fishes mouth :eek: 8) they slowly waste the fish away .
     
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  7. djnzlab1

    djnzlab1 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Its gone now

    HI,
    It finally went away, I have been feeding alot of the flake algae enriched with garlic, some articles say it dosen't work but hey its worth a try. I ve also started feeding more of the myosis thats enriched.
    I ve noticed the longer my fish live the more resistant they seem to get to saltwater ick and other things maybe its their immune system kicks in, the parasites are probably stil in the tank but can't survive on the fish.
    I ve noticed if you add any new critters they seem to have problems but if you feed them well and they continue to grow they seem to become immune.
    Whew he's a pretty fish now not one spec of anything on him.
    Doug
    I ve seen some new foods that talk about addtives that enhance the fishes ability to resist infection.
    I have lowered my temp in the tank to around 76 and wil not push that 80 deg anymore another possiable explanation of improved heath in the tank higer temps may increase parasite growth rates and reproduction, the corals don't grow as fast but seem healthy too.
     
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    Just soak the food in some Vit C for 20 min before you feed. Mine went away in about 3 days of feeding with their food soaking in vit c. I fix all the food like that now and have not seen it return.
     
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    Water ticks-:confused:
     
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