Our expert says:
You need to have the water quality of your tank tested - many reputable pet shops have the facilities. Fish that are kept in suboptimal water are prone to fungal and other infections. The white spots may be a fungal or protozoal infection - 'white spot' or ich is just one of the possibilities. If you have a vet that does fish they may be able to do a scrape of the lesion and examine it under the microscope, and then tell you which medication to put in the water.
Dr Willemien van Wyk
Bird and exotic animal veterinarian
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