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Old 09-10-2008, 04:16 PM   #1
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flase perc sick?

my false perc clown is getting little dark spots in between his stripes, near his dorsal mostly, its almost like hes shading in his body a little. when i got him a few weeks ago he was pretty much pure orange (with stripes) ((duh)). but now he is much darker than he was before. not sure if its normal or if hes not doin good or what. cant get a good pic since hes always moving about.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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You sure he is a false perc and not another type of clonw?
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it was sold to me as a wild false perc. its definitely a false or true perc tho, i know that.
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Got any corals like frogspawn, torch, or the like in the tank? Sometimes they can get a little "burn" from a coral sting and it'll look like a little black dot. But there's usually only one or two, not a lot.

It could just be the fish taking on a more mature coloration. A picture would help!
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ill try to get a good pic, but he usually goes to the other side of the tank whenever i goto take a pic. might gotta qt it to get a good one. and yes i do have a frogspawn along with a trumpet, blasto, silver xenia, zoos, and a wells brain coral.
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I'm thinking along the same lines as Kurt. It sounds like coral burns. I had a pair that took to hanging out in a cluster of zoas and had almost turned completely black. Once I removed the clowns from that tank, their color did slowly return but my lived with the coral for many many months and other than the coloring, they were healthy happy fish.
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I wanted to share some pics for identification purposes. The first two pictures was early on when they first decided to set up residence in the corals. You can see the coral in two of the photos. The last pic is three months later.
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it looks really similar to that but way earlier on in the process. like a day into it or somethin. he's shown some interest in the frogspawn but i really wish that he'd wait a few months for an anemone. but hey its the fish's choice not mine so w/e. So will Steve-o be ok?
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:18 PM   #10
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also, could/should/would i be okay with getting a longspine urchin. (28gal nanocube).
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