Alright clown.....this isn't funny.

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by Mshrews, Jul 24, 2013.

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  1. Mshrews

    Mshrews Plankton

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    Hello, I'm new here. We had a tank cycling for almost four months and just bought a pair of clowns. The smaller I just noticed has something wrong with one of its fins. Other than it looking either faded or like there is a wax cap over it he is acting fine. If somebody could please help identify what is going on our whole family would be very grateful. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Mshrews

    Mshrews Plankton

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  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Please google Brookynella.
    With that image it's hard to tell what is really at play.

    Welcome to 3reef, wish it was under better circumstance.
     
  5. Mshrews

    Mshrews Plankton

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    I googled it. It doesn't quite look like brookynella. It covers the one fin completely. The fin looks a little bit stringy on the end. I wish I could get a better picture but he would not stay still.
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Then I would try some Melafix. Sounds like it could be a secondary bacterial infection.

    As always check water quality, namely Ammonia/Nitrites and Nitrates.
     
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    Thank you. I did have a amonia spike to 1.0 but I did a water change and added prime.
     
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  9. rcflyer1388

    rcflyer1388 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    +1 on the melafix. good stuff. if you had that ammonia spike then that could be the issue. erosion from that on the little guy's fin