Dead Clown

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  1. reefermadness420

    reefermadness420 Flamingo Tongue

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    So I bought a clown fish a week ago all was fine the first three days then he started just staying in one spot and was breathing fast. I was trying to figure out what could do it I have two other fish, coral ,and an anemone that are all open and fine and my water parameters are on point. What could cause this??? I need help asap as I don't want anymore casualties
     
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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Please test your water and post the results.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There are 3 common disease processes to clowns that kill fairly quickly

    Cryptocaryon irritans, marine ich, you should have seen spots unless you got the clown in an already declined state of health.
    Brooklynella hostilis, sometimes called Clown Fish Disease, kills relatively quickly. The fish would display a whitish pale mucous coating.
    Amyloodinium ocellatum,a dinoflagellate, also known as Velvet Disease, it looks like dust.

    Difficulty breathing and hanging around at the corner is a similar sign and symptom to all 3.
     
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  5. N00ZE

    N00ZE Eyelash Blennie

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    Just curious... How old is your tank? Pictures?
     
  6. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Is there any physical signs like slime, gill inflammation, white runny poop?
     
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    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Is there any physical signs like slime, gill inflammation, white runny poop?

    Is another fish acting aggressively towards the clown?
     
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    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Is there any physical signs like slime, gill inflammation, white runny poop?

    Is another fish acting aggressively towards the clown?
     
  9. reefermadness420

    reefermadness420 Flamingo Tongue

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    my tank started in the beginning of August If someone could help me I have plenty of pics to put up just have no computer to do it with. My parameters are:
    sg. 1.025
    temp 79
    nitrates 0
    nitrites 0
    ammonia 0
    ph 8.2
     
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  11. reefermadness420

    reefermadness420 Flamingo Tongue

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    I did notice the clown was poopinf ans it woukd just hang out of him for hours i have two damsels that hate eachother but coexisted with the clown fine
     
  12. reefermadness420

    reefermadness420 Flamingo Tongue

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    I was checking for white spots no signs of them anywhere could it have been from being moved to pet store tank then my tank so quickly?
     
  13. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    It could be a number of things.

    Moving a fish is stressful on them. Did you properly acclimate him to your tank? Lfs often keep their temps low and their salinity low therefore if the fish isn't acclimated properly, it could lead to distress.

    What is the size of the tank? This is important.

    Damsels are known to be aggressive and clowns are semi aggressive. There may be aggression going on which will cause a fish to often go to the bottom of the tank and breath deeply/rapidly.
    Watch to see if the damsels are charging at the clown, nipping at him.

    If the clown has white, clear, runny poop it could be bacterial infection.

    How is the clown doing today?
     
  14. reefermadness420

    reefermadness420 Flamingo Tongue

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    Sadly when I got home from workhe was already dead

    the tank is 55g I have a ten gallon quarantine tank and I just bought a 72g which I was planning on moving the clown into but he didn't even make it a week I had him 6 days. And I acclimated him using a process where you float the bag then slowly add water to the bag every fifteen min for four hours continually adding and removing water from bag. This is the acclimation process the lfs provided