whats going on with this clown ? please help !!!!

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases' started by jaival, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. jaival

    jaival Astrea Snail

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    hello

    the pair of clown was introduced in the tank a week back 2 days back i found one clown dead and the other clown was getting some spots like this

    please identify what is this and remedy for this.

    thanks in advance

    here are the pics


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    hez eating NLS and cyclops flakes (soaked in garlic) but today was very dull.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I do not know what it is. There have been quite a few threads on clown fish developing this infection around the mouth. The only specifics that seemed to help if the fish was still eating was Melafix. I hope he pulls through, but I have not seem much success in treating it unfortunately.

    As with any onset of disease test parameters: Nitrates, ammonia,.....SG.

    Monitor for new tank syndrome if this is a new set up as well.

    Good Luck.

    http://www.chucksaddiction.com/disease.html
     
  4. jaival

    jaival Astrea Snail

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    thank you verymuch this link is very helpful

    regarding the water parameters its all perfect no issues with it.
     
  5. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    Good luck, it's always so disheartening when a fish develops a disease out of the blue....
     
  6. jaival

    jaival Astrea Snail

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    true the fish is not in QT since few hours but not sure he will see tomorrow morning :(
     
  7. billielewis3

    billielewis3 Gigas Clam

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    Is that tank bred or captive clown?
     
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  9. jaival

    jaival Astrea Snail

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    tank bread ...
     
  10. 55gfowlr

    55gfowlr Zoanthid

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    My first clown had an issue that I never could resolve. It's paired mate had a similar issue arise that I followed and fed crushed garlic with frozen food and it survived. I can't tell if it was the cleaner water, or the garlic, but I still have the same fish today. Here's the link...

    Clown Fish Beard

    I wish the best of luck. Please list tank parameters, type of food you are using, and anything new you may have introduced in the past 2 months.
     
  11. jaival

    jaival Astrea Snail

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    thanks man that was helpful, but sorry to say the clown is no more :( rest of the fishes in the tank are all safe and eating healthy

    but i ll still continue feeding NLS and Cyclops dipped in garlic for betterment.