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    my bi color blenny in trouble

    I have a bi color blenny that has come down with a case of the white spots.......no other fish have anything like this on them. He's usually nice a dark purple and gold but he has lost his color and has white spots all over him. It dosen't look like ick. HELP
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    Have you added anything new to your tank in the last 30 to 45 days Steve? It is likely some sort of skin parasite or another. Unless parasite infection can be ruled out 100% I would if I were you move that fish out of the display tank or your display tank could soon be turned into a LARGE hospital tank.
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    I did move him to a seperate tank , I haven't put any new fish or additions into the tank for a very long time. So he's sick.....I will look for a madication for him.
    Stephen

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    before you medicate Steve you should ID the disease. If it is ICK or other common skin parasite you will have the best success with copper But as I have pointed out in the past to others copper MUST be used with care. Also note that Bennie's do not have scales. They have what is more like skin and a heavy slime coat. In fact a lot of them have names the include the words slime Fish. This is going to make treatment more difficult at best and you may find that there is little you can do other then KILL the parasites when they leave the fish's body. SO keep the bottom of the QT cleaned to avoid reinfection.
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    It really does not look like ick but it's almost like he's wearing Camouflage or something...( hope I spelled that right ).
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    but not with the green but white patches
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    I PIC would be great Steve. Dose it look like his slime coat has come off??? Perhaps he has damaged his skin and or lost some of his slime coating?
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    A fungal infection maybe?
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    Here's what the book says Steve ...
    "White to grayish blotches on the skin" = White blotch disease (bacterial infection)

    White to bluish white clouding of the skin = low PH

    Are the fins effected in any way?
    Rob

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    Actually I will try a pic but it's not a great camera .... I think it's a bacterial infection.... the fins are not effected at all and he's very heavy in his breathing.
    Stephen

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