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Clowns with tiny black specks

Posted By: Tibor <tibor@tiborsrealm.com>
Date: Sunday, 24 June 2001, at 10:52 p.m.

Hi all,

Okay, I have three clowns now that have developed tiny black specks on their bodies. They don't seem to be distressed and eat well, etc, but this has me worried, of course, because I suspect it is a disease in its earliest stages. The black seems to match their natural black stripes and to be that far into their "skin". Looks almost like freckles where there were none before. Any ideas what this could be, or how to treat it? They're my most prized fish, all five of them, and I'll do anything to keep them healthy. Largest is about five inches long and the other two affected are about 3-4. Ammonia is fine, they have a black sand substrate (but it's not sand on them