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    disease ?

    This morning I noticed my smaller clown has what looks like a couple of small red blotches on his side almost as if he may have been bitten by something or scratched on a rock.... guessing it's probably nothing serious but figure i should ask anyways, could this a symptom of some kind of disease ?
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    Is he being hosted by an anemone? Maybe a new anemone? Can you post a PIC? It may be injury from rubbing if no new anemones are involved. But rubbing is a sign of skin conditions. The book says ... Scattered skin hemorrhages producing a mottled effect= Vibrio infection. but this type of infection is classed as "rare" in warm water aquariums. Patches of erect, bristly scales / open sores = Bacterial scale / skin infection / ICH. All i can suggest is that you keep an eye on him to see if he is in fact rubbing on the bottom substrate or rocks. If so it is pretty safe to guess that he dose have ether ICH or a bacterial skin / scale infection. If in doubt move he to a QT setup as both ICK and bacterial infections are rather contagious.
    Rob

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    i dont think it's ick, he has no white dots at all... seems healthy and swimming around... no anemones just a bunch of new corals over last week. Havent seen him do any scratching either.
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