Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (White Spot or Ich)

his disease is usually called “White Spot Disease”, since the parasite can be seen with the naked eye as one mm diameter white spots distributed over the body and fins when it is in the trophozoite stage, the feeding phase of the parasite. It should be noted that, despite appearances, the parasites actually sit within the epidermis, and not on the surface. This makes treatment more complicated, as a topical approach will not easily work.