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Hi guyz some of my mbunas have blacK pepper looking dots on them neone know what they are.
 

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Are they newly purchased pond-raised fish? There is a parasite that needs the pond to complete it's life cycle (it requires snails and herons) that you see fairly often. In the tank it does not seem harmful, goes away eventually without treatment.

I tried treatment but it did not seem to make a difference.
 

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I think I have the same thing on 2 acei.

I'll get some pics if we want to compare.
 

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My socolofi used to have the same thing. Some days its entire throat area would be covered in them. Other days, nothing. Never affected the fish's health.
 
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