Clownfish has lymphocystis

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    Lack-There-Of Bristle Worm

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    As stated in title,my clownfish has lymphocystis, i'm almost certain of it,and besides that he has a swim bladder problem and can't stay level and theres a big bulge in his abdomen. What can I do?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Stop feeding the clown, for now. Sometimes they swim at odd angels when over feed.
    Lymphocyctsis is a self limiting viral infection.

    Post an image please.

    Moved to ------ Fish Diseases.
     
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    Lack-There-Of Bristle Worm

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    Here you go, and he hasn't been eating anyways
     

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Does the fish have growths or lumps near his mouth?

    Can you get a side view?

    How long has it gone without eating?

    Are your parameters in line?
     
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    All parameters are 0 checking every second day, and you can see it in this picture, the growths are on it's mouth
     

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Look at the link below specifically at Mycobacteriosis.

    Marine Fish Diseases and Parasites

    Unfortunately I have never seen a fish make a recovery.

    The bulge could be a growth, blockage or intestinal parasites.

    If it can not eat, treatment may be impossible.
     
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    Lack-There-Of Bristle Worm

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    It does sound like this:( the fish has become lethargic, but the growth is white? is that still signs of it
     
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    All I can tell you is that IME it is generally manifested by growths surrounding the mouth.

    Lymphocytosis seems to turn up the fins and looks more like a white cotton growth and is not limited to one area.
     
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    Is there anything I can do?
     
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    Maybe someone else will chime in with a treatment. Unfortunately it has always been fatal for my fish.

    My opinion is only speculation based on your description and what I can make out from the images.

    I would keep on researching and wait for others to chime in. For now I will look around and see if I find anything promising.