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Black spots are pretty common in cichlids.

They are believed to be a result of one of three things...Either too much spirulina in the diet, stress or external parasites.

I believe we can safely say your black spots are stemming from one of the first two, since you've treated with an antiparasitic.

What are you feeding?

How is the stress level in the tank?

What is the stock list?

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It doesn't sound like an overly stressful tank, and your food choices are good.

I've had this happen with a group of Mbamba one time for no apparent reason, it resolved after a few weeks without me doing anything.

As long as they aren't flashing or behaving as if they have external parasites, don't worry about it.

I know it's unsightly, but it should resolve on it's own.

Is the jake stirring the pot any aggression wise? (I've got one that is the devil in disguise...)

Kim
 
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