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My Jack Dempsy has been itching up a storm. I was worried he had ick, but when I looked closely at him, there were little (about .5mm) white (rice looking) things crawling all over his skin. The pet store people said they have never seen anything like this before. I've also been having an issue with cloudiness in the tank. Here is a link to a video, if you look on his head, you can see them.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wgC...> usp=drivesdk

You may have to download the video to see them. I noticed that the link's video seems lower quality.

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Re: HELP! I need help identifying this...parasite?

Sorry, but I have no idea what that could be...parasites of some sort maybe? Hopefully someone else can chime in...

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Re: HELP! I need help identifying this...parasite?

Closest thing I could find was Flukes.They are some sort of mite/lice for fish, its the only thing I can find that matches the description of that video. I would start with daily 20% water changes.

Wiki: http://www.theaquariumwiki.com/wiki/Gill_or_Skin_flukes
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