WTF is this on my fish.

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases' started by geekdafied, Sep 16, 2007.

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  1. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    title says it all, its to big to ich, and to small to be the isopods.

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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have no Idea but I can't even tell that pic is a fish

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  4. Tangster

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    Looks like fish lice to me, do you see them ever moving ? Or maybe but not so much anchor worms They as a rule tend to be a td longer then these are. What part of the fish where they found to be on and the photo was taken ? If gills ? It could be T.B :(
     
  5. geekdafied

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    Thats the front right bottom side of a percula clown, haha
     
  6. lunatik_69

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    looks like that clown needs a dip!
     
  7. geekdafied

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    I didnt think of fish lice. If its anchor worms, Ive never seen a case like this. The body of the fish is covered in them. Im half tempted to go buy a microscope so I can get a better look at this, haha.

    If it is anchor worm or fish lice, cupramine should take care of it.


    Here is what I am doing as for treatment...

    I did the 2nd dose of cupramine today. The salinty is 1.015, not totally hypo, but close.
     
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  9. geekdafied

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    If I had some formalin, I'd dip it. Nobody around here sells it.
     
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    Here is another pic of the same fish, same side and almost the same angle. You can see in the pic compared to the first one, there is quite a bit less of the creatures on it. A: they are lice and they are moving around. B:the treatment is working.C:they have fallen off to reproduce.

    Lets hope for B!


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    oh yeah, the fish has lost quite a bit of its coloration to.
     
  11. omard

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    Ouch!...that is one sick fish. :(
     
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