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Old 10-20-2005, 12:23 PM   #11
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Any chance you could post a picture? Could be your lion is shedding due to some skin irritation like parasites. It's hard to diagnose without a visual of what's being dealt with. If it is bacterial, water changes will help.
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Well its seems that I am having the same problem. My Volitan Lionfish looks as though it swam through alot of spider webs. I currently have him in a Quarintine tank and I'm treating for Ich and do a 50% water change everyday. He is dramatically better from one day of this treatment. I would suggest this method. If you can quarintine both in seperate tanks. We have an almost identical setup but my fish little brother is a Starry Puffer.
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The lion fish has white spots on its fin and its body but I believe they are part of its colouring becasue they seem to be in uniform position. I checked the Trigger and and Lion fo rany odd white cists or dots and they don't appear to have any. I was reading that fish create extra mucs to fight off the ich, so the lion may be recovering, I am not sure.

Good news through. The Lion made a velvet damsel dissapear last night and he ate 2 silversides this morning so his appetite is good. He also seems a bit more active then when I first bought him. Perhaps he is getting better but this wierd film in the water is still disconcerting. I have crabs lion shed some slime but his unfortunately died. I dont know how healthy and active it may had appeared before it died..but mine seems to be fine now, except fot the goop 8O

I should note, when I woke up this morning, the lion was trying to eat the trigger, (so that would had been a Damsel, Trigger, Silverside Feast) so I guess 3 days between feedings is a little too long for this lion, my other one was usually good for about 5 becasue he would gorge.
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Any chance you could post a picture? Could be your lion is shedding due to some skin irritation like parasites. It's hard to diagnose without a visual of what's being dealt with. If it is bacterial, water changes will help.
Unfortunately no, I don't have a digital camera.
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Well its seems that I am having the same problem. My Volitan Lionfish looks as though it swam through alot of spider webs. I currently have him in a Quarintine tank and I'm treating for Ich and do a 50% water change everyday. He is dramatically better from one day of this treatment. I would suggest this method. If you can quarintine both in seperate tanks. We have an almost identical setup but my fish little brother is a Starry Puffer.
Really? Okay, Mine doesnt have visible slime on him.
I am beginning to believe more an more that he may just be recovering from something. I did a 25 percent water change yesterday, I will do a large one tonite and I will scoop out the remaining slime and see if anymore appears. If the Picasso begins to rub against the rocks or if spots appear, I will begin a treatment regiment immediately. :P
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((I'm going to update the thread title and move this to the Sick Fish forum to try and get you some help))
And thank you very much. It seems to have worked. More people are posting suggestions
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My Lionfish took a turn for the worst and is on the border line of passing away. I am helpess and don't believe their is anything else to do but to stop his suffering.
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Well, it could help if you could describe the latest symptoms.

The stringy substance you see I have little doubt is indeed that it is shedding its cuticle. The could be due to a parasite, but also just from stress from other maladies both physical and environmental.

Are there other fish in your aquarium? As mentioned, it could be from a parasite, bacterial infection, or a result of poor water quality. More info is needed, and apparently time is not on your side. I would remove the fish if possible to a hospital tank of the appropriate size with freshly mixed (but buffered and aerated) saltwater and try to figure out the problem.
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He has been placed in the Hospital tank for the past 3 days.
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