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What are these greenish flecks on my Platy fish?

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by skaram00sh, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. skaram00sh

    skaram00sh New Member

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    I am relatively new to the fishkeeping hobby and purchased 3 female variatus platy fish from a local fish store. Their old tank was overcrowded with danio and way more male platy than females. A few days ago I noticed two small white spots on one of the fish's tailfin, but it cleared up on it's own. More recently, however, I noticed that there were lots of greenish white spots around where it had been. What is this and how can I treat it? Helpful advice is much welcomed.

     
  2. LyraGuppi

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    Are they raised? They could just be colouration, but a picture would help in identifying them, just in case c:
     
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    They aren't raised, but they are mainly around the fins. Photo coming soon, I need to make the file a little smaller first.
     
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    Ich? It's common in fish
     
  5. Karen_2656

    Karen_2656 Fish Crazy

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    Most likely ich. (Ich is a parasite tropical fish catch, its very common. Ich is where white spots appear on fish like this:
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    The real name to this disease is called Ichthyophthirius multifiliis.)
    I would like to note, don't go getting treatment because without a photo I'm not fully sure. Also you don't want to be dumping medication in that isn't necessary. Please get a photo. If it is ich your whole system has it and it will be worsening by the second so please get a photo.
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    Since when is ICH described as greenish flecks?
     
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    Never, I would say!

    Nothing in the OPs posts sound like ich, but without pictures, it's impossible for anyone to give a diagnosis.
     
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    Hmmm it says white in it too? If you can't read
     
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    Karen_2656 Fish Crazy

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    Fishlover is correct there but I'm not sure without a photo.


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    The OP describes the 'flecks' as greenish white and not raised.

    Ich spots are bright white (that picture upthread makes them look a bit greenish, but I've never seen ich look like that IRL) and raised.

    There is nothing in the OPs posts that would lead me to a diagnosis of ich, but until we see pictures, it's all speculation.
     
  11. Karen_2656

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    Sorry, didn't see the greenish bit.


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