What are these spots?

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    JAnderson1

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Hello,

    Thanks for looking. I've noticed over the last couple days my black ocellaris has 2 red spots on his left side and one on his right. Not sure what they are or where they come from or if I need to do anything about it? Can you help? Here are my current water parameters that I tested for today.
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 0
    Phosphates 0
    Alkalinity 10dkh
    Ph 8.3

    Any ideas? :thumbsdown:
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    What other livestock do you have in there? Just trying to figure out if it might be battle scars. You might want to also make sure it is not cirolanid isopods. When the lights are out shine a red light in there on the fish and make sure nothing is attached. I really hope it isn't those.
     
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    My perc gets stung by my torch coral from time to time, just something else to look for.
     
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    Yeah, it looks like it might have been stung. Looks like a puncture.
     
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    So currently I have:
    1 coral beauty.
    2 bangaii cardinals
    1 blood red fire shrimp
    1 baby cowfish 1/2in cube
    1 fromia star 1/2 dollar size

    Green star polyp
    Hammer coral frag
    Duncan frag
    Xenia frag
    Zoa frag
    Paly frag
    Small ricordia frag
    Green stylophora frag
    Fuzzy pink frag similar to stylophora (forget the name)

    Fighting conch
    Bumblebee snails
    Margarita snails
    Emerald crab
    And hermits

    The one mark on the clown looks like it goes right through. What could have punctured/stung him?

    What do I do to fix him or will it heal on his own?

    Thanks for your replies
     
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    should heal on its own as long as what ever caused it doesnt bother him again. keep your water quality up to allow him to heal without getting infection. keep an eye out at nite when the lites are out because whatever it is thats probably when its active. if you do have a cirolanid isopod problem go to - reefkeeping.com issue2006-02. article is called - cirolanid isopods, capture techniques, feeding habits ... when i searched ciro pods that was the first thing that came up and there is some exellent info in there including a very effective trap for catching them. it looks like it would be good for bristleworms too
     
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    Is that a Longhorn Cowfish on your list?
    Might be his horns.
     
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    Looks like a battle scar or sting of some kind.
     
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    My orange clown in my home tank has the same...he is otherwise healthy and eats like a horse...I think im may be from one of my corals...not worried
     
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