White Spot Disease In Saltwater Fish: What You Need To Know About The Disease And How To Keep It Out Of Your Fish Tank (And Aquarium)
White spot disease is caused by the ciliated protozoan parasite, Cryptocaryonitesans irritans. It has an identical life cycle and pathology as its freshwater counterpart, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Cryptoceryonitesis has a complicated life cycle that includes a feeding stage. White spot disease can be easily seen on the fishes' body. It can be confused with lymphocystis or fin ray fractures. Diagnosis of white spot disease in saltwater fish can be made by a skin mucus scarp and a gill biopsy. The length of your treatment will depend on your water temperature. The best way to treat white spots is to get it out of the aquarium in the first place. This is done by an effective quarantined protocol in a separate tank with separate filtration equipment. A four-week mandatory isolation period is recommended. . . .