Spots on a cyanurus

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Hi everyone,
After my cynops cyanurus named Cinder shed I noticed he had little black spots. Is this just a new skin pattern or do you think I should be concerned? He is otherwise eating fantastic and behaving as normal.
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It's hard to say from the pictures. The only things I can find that look anything like that are Tuberculosis, or gas bubble disease, but I'm still not sure. Are they getting bigger or spreading at all?
 

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It's not gas bubble disease as far as I can tell... He doesn't show any of the symptoms and it doesn't look like that. Not to mention I don't have high levels of gas in my tank. the spots aren't getting bigger or spreading I don't think.. I've never heard of tuberculosis in newts and I couldn't find any information on it from a google search, could you provide me with some information about it? Thanks again for your help
 

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It could be a skin fungus, it's difficult to say. What is for sure is that something is wrong because that newt should not be spending any significant time on land. What are your parameters? You should get rid of the filter, that current is definitely not doing the newt any good and is likely causing stress. You can substitute it for lots of live plants.
 

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Whatever it was has disappeared, I think maybe he was just shedding and it looked weird or debris or something? Who knows but I'm glad it's gone! Azhael the newt is a juvenile, also he spends most his day in the water he just comes up on land when it's feeding time I feed him cut up night crawler with tweezers :) I thought it was a good time to take a picture so we could get a better view of him. Ammonia is 0, nitrite is 0 and nitrate is 5, ph 7.4 and the water temp is 65 F. In terms of the filter I hate using it but right now I only have a couple amazon swords and some java moss in there because the rest of his plants are in quarantine (i had an outbreak of dragonfly larvae come in from some plants in my other tank and i wanted to be careful.). Regardless it doesn't seem to bother him short term it's flowing through two logs to break the current and it set it on it's lowest setting. Thanks for the input guys!
 

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Juveniles of this species are highly aquatic so i still think something is amiss if it's spending time on land regularly. Glad the spots have gone away, keep an eye out in case they come back.
 
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    Thanks for your help :)
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    Will do, thanks!
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    @Paige1warren, turns out my pH was spot on, the test strips I had used were no good. I bought an API kit and the levels are all fine. So not the issue :( I just posted in the forum
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    Hey @Josiane ! I just responded to your post. Your little guy actually looks fairly decent for his size despite not eating well. I think it is stress from the environment
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    I rotate between blood worms and brine shrimp. He's in my bedroom and will stay there for a while, I closed the light and just left a salt lamp on. I will bring him a hiding place right away! Isn't he the cutest thing! 😂
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