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    what disease is this??

    I'm not sure what this is? Is it fin rot? He eats great, swims great, Just has some white spots on his fins. Also has anyone had an angel in transition? He's really starting to change i'm seening more yellow every day. How long should it take?
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    one more pic

    here's another pic
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    This looks like a bacterial infection (fin rot). If it is fin rot It should be nipped in the bud quickly as it will spread fast on the infected fish. It is not considered to be highly contagious. treat with copper or zinc sulfate. This should of course be done in a properly set up bare bottom QT.
    Fin rot becomes very difficult if not impossible to cure in the later stages. Later stages include it spreading onto the body, lose of epidermis and bloody open hemorrhages.
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    Would a fresh water dip help?
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    no fw dip will not help, it will only stress your fish for nothing. improving your water quality should be done right away, and the fish should be treated in quarantine as osd stated.

    also, i think you probably have at least year or more before the adult colors really come in.

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    water quality is great, it's from the stress of being a new addition, my tangs bugged him for 2 days, now they leave him alone
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    Fin rot is not caused by poor water quality but poor water quality can stress fish and make them more apt to catch bacterial infections. If this is fin rot the fins will be gone in as little as 24 hours to as long as 5 days and then its over. Fin rot is not confirmed but if I were you I would treat this as fin rot because even if it's not true it is most likely bacterial in nature.
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    I don't think it's fin rot, i think it is Lymphocystis which there is no treatment for. he's eating fine belly is thick, swims great all of his fins are there.
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    If these growths look like "dead looking cauliflower shaped growths" then it likely is Lymphocystis. Lymphocystis is only slightly contagious and usually appears in mid summer and disappears in late fall or winter. this would perhaps indicate that warm water is part of the cause.
    Treatments include:
    Giving high quality food along with high quality water conditions.
    Treat the growths regularly with Mercurochrome or tincture of iodine.
    Extended copper sulfate baths "sometimes" are helpful.
    Last resort is to cut off the growths with sharp scissors. The fins will normally grow back quickly.
    Rob

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    Just came across this

    http://www.nosickfish.com/
    We need more Indians!

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