Occelaris flashing.

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  1. boosted_msp

    boosted_msp Plankton

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    So today I notice one of ny occelaris clowns flashing against the power head in one particular side of his body. No white spots. Even under just blue leds (taotronics) now he has begun to frequently swim face first into the flow if one of my koralias. When it blows him out he will just dart back in. Occasionally taking breaks. He looks like he possibly could me having trouble breathing.

    Brooklynella?

    Clowns were put in the tank approximately 2 months ago. After I lost 2 to brook. Tank went fishless for almost 9 weeks before adding these clowns. (They also endured a 6 week copper qt with formalin dips.

    Put him in qt again or wait and see?
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Clowns can be goofy.Check for clamped fins or a white mucus.As long as you see no sign of distress it could just be a clown being a clown.Flashing behavior is quite common as a display of dominance so its easy to confuse that with signs of distress.Are there other fish?What sized tank?Check parameters.
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Flashing does not always mean something is a miss.

    It's pretty easy to see Brookynella on the surface of the fish, if you do not see the white coating or the white spots of Cryptocaryon irritans the fish might be just fine.

    Trouble breathing manifest by hanging around at the surface or worst case scenario at the bottom.

    Sounds like you properly treated prophylactically for disease, good job.

    Clowns are just very weird fish sometimes.

    Post up an image if the behavior get worse.

    EDIT: And what Vinny said.

    And moved to --------- Fish Diseases.
     
  5. boosted_msp

    boosted_msp Plankton

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    Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 0 , ph 8.1.

    The one "flashing" is actually the one im presumed to be the male ( smaller and always twitching when the other picks on it. )

    No white mucus.

    Other fish is a strange yellow watchman gov't and firefish that has paired. Both spear to be in great health also.
     
  6. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    That could be submission behavior. The smaller presumably male will flash and twitch as a means of showing submission to the female. Are they markedly different in size?
     
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    boosted_msp Plankton

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    Yes. The one with the questionable behavior is the smaller submissive one.
     
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  9. oldfishkeeper

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    It sounds like clowns being clowns :)
     
  10. rcflyer1388

    rcflyer1388 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    my pair do the same thing, well my smaller guy....he's trying to go that extra mile for the girl lol
     
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    Of course ;)
     
  12. rcflyer1388

    rcflyer1388 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I feel bad for him. she just nudges him away. poor guy lol.