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Old 02-21-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Leech like creature in fishes mouth!!

I have a small percula clown that got a leech like creature in his mouth..everytime the little guy opens his mouth the leech like creature pops out and in...he hasnt been eating sinve he got this thing in his mouth. Any afvice on wat i can do?
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:12 AM   #2
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Was he tank bred or caught in the wild? Did this just happen? Wild clown fish sometimes get an organism that attaches to their tongue and eventually replaces the tongue all together. Sometimes the fish dies and other times they live in harmony with this organism. There are articles online about it. I believe it is called a tongue eating louse?
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Fresh water dip?
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:18 AM   #4
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Im pretty sure hes tank raised and yea i started noticing the creature just yesterday when he would open his mouth
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Ewww there was a horror movie about that parasite. Lol. The Bay. It wasn't very good. But the creature was pretty disturbing.
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:07 PM   #6
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+1 on fw dip. If dude isint eating I don't see harm in copper or something strong in a QT until it's gone
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:52 PM   #8
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:14 PM   #9
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yea that little guy is a trooper he spent at least 5 days on hes side maybe moving just to switch sides to lay on. But hes all good now him and his buddy are still in QT. I used General Cure but honestly i don't think it had anything to do with the general cure the dam leech must have just got tired of being in his mouth or he was able to force it out. i found the big fat leech on one of the PVC pipes i had in there. a pik of the dam blood sucker.
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not sure if the pik went through on previous post, here it is again.
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