Does anybody know what this is?

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Does anybody know what this is?

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Hi all,

I have attached some pictures but it is very difficult to see what I am talking about in real life and even harder to catch it on camera because my Guppies don't stop moving haha :D You have to get the fish in the right lighting and angle to even see it.

You will need full size image / zoom in to see it.

Looks like white spots but I thought white spots were much larger than this?

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They are in quarantine tank now but this is the tank they came from before:

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 15
PH 8
Very Hard Water
Temp 74
Fish age 7-8 months

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrGFKidQJ_U

Also anyone knows a good way to get rid of this on my plants? I've been using a toothbrush

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Thanks all :) :]

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Seeing as all the images you've post show the spots uniformly on each fish I'd say it's just their markings.

To be certain, I would have see in the scale. :]
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I think it's pigmentation as well from a cobra/snakeskin gene. My guppies get all sorts of variations.

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It looks like its growing on top of the scales to me. If I see from the right angle it looks raised.

Also the 20 other fish from that batch dont have it. Also the first 1 that had it is dead unless coincidence? 😞.

My thoughts was ich, velvet or fungus but doesnt really match any of them?

Ich its too small/fine?
Velvet cant be white?
Fungus not enough of it?

Idk :s

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Ich, white spot or fungus would treat with eSHA 2000 and Esha EXIT before you start take any snails out...
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I got eSHA 2000 + Interpet Anti White Spot. Similar to what you suggested. Ill try that.

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I agree with the others it looks like colour pigment to me.
I wouldn’t start adding meds for the sake of it as it can cause more issues. Keep an eye ok them make sure they’re eating and behaving normally :)
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Just a quick update I did a Aquarium Salt treatment for 1 week and whatever it was is gone now. :)

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