Something wrong with gill

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  1. jack102367

    jack102367 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Went down to feed my fish and my Venustus Angelfish looks like his gill is protruding out. Anyone ever seen anything like this or know what to do....I'm worried he/she will die soon.

    Temperature:77.8F
    PH:8.01
    Ammonia:0
    Nitrite:0
    Nitrate:50ppm
    Salinity:1.023
    dKH/KH/Alkalinity:8.4dKH
    Calcium:350ppm
    Phosphate:0
    Test kits you own: Salifert





    Thanks,
    Jack
     

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  3. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    I've seen it before in an older clownfish. It swelled up to about the size of a bean over the course of a week then disappeared. The fish is fine to this day. Not sure what happened or how, hopefully someone else will be more helpful.
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Mycobacterium marinum would be my first guess. Do not get too alarmed over the possibility of contracting this bacteria from your tank, just be knowledgeable.
     
  5. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I'm not sure about what may be wrong but the fish looks pretty healthy otherwise - is it eating?

    Totally unrelated to your question - where are you in Cincinnati?
     
  6. jack102367

    jack102367 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    He eats and looks fine other than the gill. I'm in the Loveland area.