Help me to identify

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by dtoups, Feb 26, 2012.

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  1. dtoups

    dtoups Plankton

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    I picked this guy up 1 week ago and noticed this on him.. Im not sure what it is I have had the temps raised for the last few days thinking it would help and while it seems it may have gotten a little smaller I would like to know exactly what i am dealing with so I can properly treat him , thanks..
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Welcome to 3reef.

    We need an image please.
     
  4. dtoups

    dtoups Plankton

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    Yeah I apologize It didnt load the first time. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Is this the behavior common for this clown fish? Hiding on the bottom in the corner?

    Hard to say from the image, whether it's a parasite, bacterial infection.

    Check out this link it might help narrow it down.
    Marine Fish Diseases and Parasites

    If it is still eating consider garlic and Selcon or equiv additions to food. Look into Melafix as well.
     
  6. dtoups

    dtoups Plankton

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    Thanks for your input I will give it a shot. This is not the typical behavior of this fish. He had been moving around alot more in the previous days. I did a 20% water change increasing the salinity from 1.023 to 1.024. I was attriubuting his behavior to that but I am also worried about this "growth". Thanks again I will try and get a better picture if that will help.