laritheloud Posted May 1, 2022 Share Posted May 1, 2022 Hi, everyone! I need a little bit of reassurance while I choose to step back and let my EBA settle in my 55 gallon tank. Background info: I bought an EBA about five weeks ago. I put him through prazipro and levamisole, 3 rounds of the latter, 2 rounds of the former two weeks apart. He was in quarantine for all five weeks, eating vigorously, and grew from about 1.5 inches to 2.5 inches. He looked great! I decided to move him to the 55 gallon today. Then, of course, I noticed after putting him in that there were some tiny spots on his dorsal and caudal fins, and I start panicking. Logic tells me there is no way this could be ich, as he would have been flashing and acting much sicker by now after 5 weeks at 78/79 degrees Fahrenheit. There has never been any flashing. His appetite is good. He doesn't gasp at the surface. He did, however, get briefly postured at by my African Butterfly Cichlids when they saw a new kid was on the block, which I expected. He currently has a torn caudal fin to show for it and I figure things will settle now that he's staying out of their way. I took a video to show everyone how *subtle* the spots are -- subtle enough that they don't pick up on camera. Is it possible I'm looking at stress ich (like little acne spots) or random scuff spots? My mind wants to skip straight to "OH NO YOU SHOULD HAVE QUARANTINED FOR ANOTHER MONTH IT'S EPISTYLIS!!!" but I want to be rational and calm about this, as his behavior seems completely fine. https://streamable.com/hjhjo3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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