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fish white spot

Ichthyophthirius is the name of the parasitical organism responsible for this illness, which is effortlessly recognised by a rash of white spots covering the body and fins. The spots are about the size of a pin head, and are caused by the parasite burrowing just below the skin and setting up an irritation.

The initial sign you might get of white spot is that your fish dart about among the plants or flick themselves against the rocks to ease the irritation, and also the barometer of health, the fins, will probably be laid flat, not erect as with healthy fish.

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