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Old 02-08-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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Clownfish with mouth stuck open

I didn't notice anything this morning when I turned on the light, but about 8 hours later I came home to this:

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It looks like he's swimming alright but his mouth seems to be stuck open.
There are two red dots (that you can't see very well in the photo) where I think his nostrils are.
I tried to feed him, he looked interested but it didn't look like he could do much about it.

Maybe he bumped into a rock?
Is there anything I can do for him?
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not sure on a clown, but i've heard of fw fish getting a chunk of gravel or sand caught in their throat causing their mouth to stay open like that... about the only option for that is a nice long pair of tweezers... i guess the only way to find that out would be to reach in and get it and see. then again, i could be wrong on the diagnosis
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Moved to the sick fish forum. How about some water test results?
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nitrate = 0
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Are you using strips or liquid test kit?
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