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Graham? black spots on clowns

Posted By: Nicoloach <nag@fuse.net>
Date: Monday, 7 July 2003, at 9:42 p.m.

I searched the archive and found a thread about Graham's clowns having small black spots on their fins and bodies. Your description sounded exactly like what my clowns are going through. Their fins are also losing their black pigment along the edges. I have 5 clowns at about 3.5 inches each in a 72 gallon with some rainbows, yo yos and a shistura sp. The clowns, along with the other fish, act perfectly happy, no flashing, eating great. No other fish seem affected. My pH is a little high at 7.8, but ammonia, nitrite and nitrate measured 0 (I know, 0 nitrate means my plants are using it all up... I'm working on it!)

I was just wondering what ever happened with your clowns. Did the spots just go away? Was it really an infection o