chromis with red sores? Help 

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my tank is fairly new, little over a month now. I'm not sure of my water parameters I'm getting it tested today, but anyway i have five green chromis and they are developing redish/pink spots that look like sores, do they have a fish disease i haven't read about? i know when the light is off they retreat down into my live rock is it possible they may have just rubbed a few scales off?
 

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Hello Nate,
I'm not a salt tank keeper but I'm sure once you post your readings/water parameters it will give others more to go on.
Best wishes!
Ken
 

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nate21887 said:
my tank is fairly new, little over a month now. I'm not sure of my water parameters I'm getting it tested today, but anyway i have five green chromis and they are developing redish/pink spots that look like sores, do they have a fish disease i haven't read about? i know when the light is off they retreat down into my live rock is it possible they may have just rubbed a few scales off?
Hi there, not sure what size tank you have them in, but if it is a small tank it could be due to the ammonia and nitrites. Sort of like a bacterial infection, or sort oflike a burn. If that tank is big enough, than it cold still be a bacterial infection.
 
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my tank is 120 gallons, i took my water to a LFS to be tested and it came back, ammonia-0, nitrate-5ppm, nitrite-.5ppm, pH-8.4. this test was on the 11th so everything should be coming down be now, they had no idea to as what it might be?
 

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nate21887 said:
my tank is 120 gallons, i took my water to a LFS to be tested and it came back, ammonia-0, nitrate-5ppm, nitrite-.5ppm, pH-8.4. this test was on the 11th so everything should be coming down be now, they had no idea to as what it might be?
Without any pictures, I would opt out for a bacterial infection.
 

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how long have they been in there ?? where they used to cycle the tank ?? have all of them got it ???

the red dots are normally when you have a ammonia , and if used to cycle then normally stay on the fish and don't go for some time , my chromis have red spots and have had for ages (over a year) and is very slowly going , its not nothing to worry about ,
 
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ok the tank was fairly new but i bought everything cured or live for the tank. the fish don't seem to be bothered, they are very active and eat great so i guess not to be worried to much but yes all of them have a spot or two.
 
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