What is on my O Clown?

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  1. jmann124

    jmann124 Feather Duster

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    I have 2 O Clown in QT. They have been there since 6/29, so, almost 4 weeks. They were bought from the LFS, tank/captive bred, in a tank with only the same species. They ate well at the LFS(I watched) and they have been very active and eating well in QT. The Larger of the 2 will eat from the tip of my finger if I put food on it and stick it in the tank(clean hands of course). Anyway, yesterday when I got home I noticed a white spot on the back top fin of the larger clown. It's not small enough to be Ich, at least based on the pics I've seen. I can't get a pic b/c the clown is too fast. But, the activeness and eating habits haven't changed. What could it be, and what should I do?
     
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    I forgot something about the spot location. It is on the very top of that fin. On the part of the fin that is, well, clear. I can only see the spot when she swims by the filter b/c the spot shows up in contrast to the black plastic of the filter. The smaller clown has no spots and the larger only has the one spot. Like I said above, it's much bigger than the typical salt grain size of Ich.
     
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    its either ich or fungus. but a pic would tell a 1000 words :)
     
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    I tried to get some pics last night, but she just will not be still long enough. I will try again tonight, but I just can't see it happening.
     
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    Ok. I tried to get a pic, but couldn't. So, I got a short video instead. It looks like you can see it a little. Especially when she's aound the HOB filter. There's also another spot today. The spots seem smaller today and the little one has a spot. They are still eating well and active. No flashing either. I forgot to mention this earlier. Last night I did a 2 gallon WC. It's a 10 gallon QT.

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Please google Lymphocytosis and see if it looks similar.

    I would feed garlic and HUFA enriched foods. Get your self some Selcon if you can.

    It could be a parasite, bacterial.....viral. I just can not see it in the images.

    As long as the fish is eating, that is a great sign. Once they stop eating and breathing heavy at the surface you should really worry.

    Also look at Melafix.
     
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    Thanx.

    Google gives me images of humans with Lymphocytosis. I'll keep looking. The pellets I've been feeding have garlic in them. I just happened to have a bottle of Melafix, so I dosed the QT with it. I'll keep you posted.

    EDIT: I did see some pics through Google that look similar to what my clowns have.
     
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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
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    From that link it looks like Lymphocyctis virus.
     
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    After almost 2 days of Melafix, the larger is still eating good and active. The smaller clown is not as active but still seems to be eating. There is another spot or 2 on each of them. Any suggestions. I know my water parameters are off but I'm not home so I can't check right now. Should I do a complete WC?