Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-19-2004, 03:33 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Leesburg, VA
Posts: 168
Dying Clowns

I have a 30g FOWLR with several damsels, a coral beauty, some snails and an algae blenny. I had 4 tank raised false clowns that all died from what appears to be a parasite infection. Their entire bodies were covered in white bumps. I originally thought this was Ich so I treated the tank accordingly. I now belive it may not have been just ich as none of the other fish showed these symptoms, also after all 4 died I treated the tank with Seachems Paragaurd for a week. Then I added 2 more false clowns that died one week later of the same body covering white bumpy film. Please help.

Thanks,
Karl
__________________

__________________
karlseith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2004, 03:58 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
revhtree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Rossville. Ga
Posts: 4,500
Sounds like ich to me. Just because the other fish did not show signs of ich, does not mean that is was not ich.

How did you treat them?
What were the syptoms besides the white bumps?
Ich looks like tiny grains of salt.

In many case only one fish may show signs of ich. In cases of ich, all fish must be treated, and the tank left fishless for a period of 4 to 6 weeks.

Sorry to hear about your loss.
__________________

__________________
Remember to Keep Christ First!
revhtree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2004, 06:08 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Atari's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 2,468
When you say "treated the tank accordingly" what do you mean?
__________________
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
- Rodney Dangerfield.


Click HERE to vote for Aquarium Advice!
Atari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2004, 06:09 PM   #4
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Dying Clowns

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlseith
Then I added 2 more false clowns that died one week later of the same body covering white bumpy film.
I would look into the possibility of Brooklynella hostilis. The filmy coating you describe is more consitant with that than C. irritans. Being these are clowns, Brooklynella is quite common in WC species. Keep in mind that most "display tank" treatments considered safe are rarely effective on most types of parasites. Please be sure you research the problem as much as pssible and be sure which parasite you are treating.

If Brooklynella, you will need to QT all the fish and treat with a series of dips in formalin. C. irritans (ich) will need either hyposalinity or copper.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clown, clowns, dyi, dying

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about fighting percula clowns? Will adding more clowns or another BTA help? bodie Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 06-19-2008 11:24 AM
Dying plants and dying honeys in a discus tank STARFYRE Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 8 12-31-2006 02:28 PM
adding clowns, with clowns? Stuquarium Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-04-2005 01:43 AM
Adding clowns to clowns? help! Goofyjas Saltwater Reef Aquaria 15 09-27-2005 02:00 AM
Black Percula Clowns with Cinnamon Clowns? xxnonamexx Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 05-05-2005 12:10 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.