White Spots On Severum Tail?

Discussion in 'American Cichlids' started by Ed204, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Hi Everyone,
    I recently transferred my Sev back to the 40 gallon so that he could grow back in peace, he had also recently recovered from a tail injury because he was nipped a little by a BP.

    I've noticed some white spots on his tail and I don't think it is ich, no fish in the tank share these same white spots. I'm guessing it's bite marks?

    What do you think? @tyguy7760 @NavigatorBlack @Anders247 @chromedome52

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  2. Caitlin86Well Known MemberMember

    was he bitten where the white spots r located?

  3. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Eh not too sure about that, but ever since he's been with me (3 months) he's always had some white spots on his tail.

  4. Caitlin86Well Known MemberMember

    i agree it doesnt look like ich. how is he behaving? anything unusual?

  5. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Nope, he is acting normal. Eating a lot, swimming active, no irritation.
  6. Caitlin86Well Known MemberMember

    maybe its lymphocystis...how r the parameters
  7. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    0.25 ammonia 0.00 nitrite 10ppm Nitrate.
  8. Caitlin86Well Known MemberMember

    Ur ammonia reading is worrysome. Something has affected ur ammonia oxidizing bacteria.

    Have u done anything different while doing ur water changes?
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  9. grantm91Fishlore VIPMember

    These come on my parrots sometimes then go for no apparent reason
  10. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Nope, the same old same.
    It has stayed at 0.25ppm for a couple of days now.
    Mine do as well, but I guess that it's their natural coloration,

    @CindiL ehat do you think?
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  11. NavigatorBlackFishlore VIPMember

    They often have harmless cysts on their tails. They are larger than ich, and occur on the fin rays, usually as a result of injury.
  12. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Alright, thanks! :)
  13. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    agreed. looks like cysts. If they grow or change or you start seeing flashing or scratching then it could be something else. But agree with @NavigatorBlack

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