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45 gallon tall tank which also contains:The photos show up for me but are hard to see, it almost looks like early stages of ich to me. Is there anything else in the tank? What size tank and what are your parameters? If it really is ich there are ways you can treat without medication.
Again, the visible spots are just one phase of the life cycle. The majority of the life cycle is not visible, so you won't necessarily see any white spots on any fish. When white spots appear, it means ich has been present in your tank and attaching to your fish for some time. To treat effectively do not associate visible white spots with presence of the disease.I don't see any spots on my other fish. However, I'm sure they would be difficult to see on my albinos.
White spots appearing then disappearing is a normal progression of the parasite's life cycle. When a microscopic ich parasite attaches to the fish, the white spots are the fish's body's reaction to the parasite. When the white spot disappears, it has fallen to the bottom as a cyst. After a few days the cyst blows open and releases zillions of little nasties into your water column, which reattach to your fish, completing the cycle. That's why people who stop treatment once the white spots disappear will see the disease come back with a vengeance.New update today. Some time in the last hour, the two large white spots visible in the photograph have disappeared. (Two much smaller white spots, on his body near the base of the fins in different areas, are still there.)
Is this what happens with ich when the parasite enters the next stage of the lifecycle?
Or does this mean it was something else entirely?