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Old 02-08-2018, 03:22 AM
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Default sick pyramid butterfly fish

It has a slighlty ragged tail and a couple of white spots (1 on tail and 1 on dorsal fin) that won't go away after two weeks of Furan 2. It had a white mouth but that has disappeared.

I tried ParaGuard today and the fish turned black after a few hours. Can I lower the dose and still get rid of those two white spots and get that tail growing back? I am thinking it might be fungus instead of a bacterial infection.

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Pics? The white spots on the fins could be Lymphocystis which is a virus, and thus not treatable. Butterflies are prone to flukes, have you done two consecutive PraziPro treatments yet?
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Sorry Myka, I can't seem to upload pic onto CanReef. I haven't done a PraziPro treatment so I guess I could try that next.

I discovered the black colouring was due to catching them 'sleeping' when I turned on the light quickly. They turn white again after a few minutes.

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Try www.imgur.com for pics and hotlink it (will be easy and obvious once you try it out).
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:39 PM
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Yes the black color is a stress or sleeping color for them. As Albert says, try an external photo host. I use Flickr.
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Myka and Albert, thanks for taking the time to help me.

I ended up trying some Paraguard that I had on hand. Spots are gone. So now I am waiting for the tail fin to heal a bit more before I put it back in the tank.

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