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Old 04-21-2009, 09:56 AM   #11
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Have you noticed any swelling in the gills? A white slime/mucous starting to cover your fish? If it is clownfish disease, Formalin is one treatment as is a freshwater dip. Brooklynella hostilis is a parasite.

Have an antibiotic handy in case the wounds/sores become infected.

The fact that he's eating goes against the classic symptoms of clownfish disease. Be sure of what you have before treating.

"Typically a standard 37% formalin solution is mixed with either fresh or saltwater in a separate treatment container, intitially all fish are given a quick dip or a prolonged bath, followed by continued treatment and care in a QT."
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:07 PM   #12
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Smoosh up some garlic cloves and put some food in it let it set for 10-15 minutes add to the tank you can get a product called garlic extreme as well Not to sure on it I have never used it I just use a mortar pestal for garlic add the food and then feed the fish a bit later ...If you follow what they say yes you should remove every thing , and scrub it down ... If he is not in the nano do NOT place him there he will contaminate your tank .... you need to place him put him in a QT tank either a 10 gallon or depending if he is small enough a 5 gallon add some PVC pipes for hidey holes for him and a filter and heater boom done QT tank... Just use water out of the tank he is in so you wont have a cycle .. Change out the H20 in the QT daily of about 10% and no more than 15% unless testing indicates it ..
My nano 12G is my QT tank... I put tank water in it last night and I'm letting it all settle.. And I already have a few PVC Elbows at the bottom. I will remove from display and put into the QT tonight after work.

There's absolutely no way I can remove everything from the display tank... I'm sure I'd stress the crap out of all the other fish in that process.
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Have you noticed any swelling in the gills? A white slime/mucous starting to cover your fish? If it is clownfish disease, Formalin is one treatment as is a freshwater dip. Brooklynella hostilis is a parasite.

Have an antibiotic handy in case the wounds/sores become infected.

The fact that he's eating goes against the classic symptoms of clownfish disease. Be sure of what you have before treating.

"Typically a standard 37% formalin solution is mixed with either fresh or saltwater in a separate treatment container, intitially all fish are given a quick dip or a prolonged bath, followed by continued treatment and care in a QT."
The fish does have swelling on the gills. There are some small strips of white that come and go on the body which do seem like mucus.

Right now I have a 12 gallon GT ready to go with display tank water added last night.

I put 1 teaspoon of Formulain 3 this morning and removed activated carbon.

I was planning on putting the pair of clownfish in it tonight.
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Have an antibiotic handy in case the wounds/sores become infected.
What kind of antibiotic should I get?
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This is after a 15 min bath of 600Mg/L Formulan 3. and being placed in the QT

I couldn't get the other clown in there with her.. Is that bad? How long should she stay in the QT?



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Much better looking I would QT for no less than 8 weeks till the last sign of it disappears (no signs of it) .Do infact try to get the other one in there with this one and treat them together if possible ..
As for the antibotic I do not recall which one I read so I will not advise on that one for you ...
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The white stuff seems to be going away but breathing is still quick and face and gills are still a bit poofy..

I tried getting the male out of the display tank and there is no way.. He is way too quick and my tang wasn't liking any part of it.

Is it critical that I get both clownfish in the QT?
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It's ok.. NM. She didn't make it.
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Yes it is critical to try and get them into QT .. This will allow you to control every aspect and try to get the treatments they need , it also makes it easier to remove them when you need to .. Sorry about the loss of your female .. I did not see how long the tank needs to go fallow for them before adding new/ old ones in or back .. as for the breathing keep the water moving for good 02 exchange and perhaps an air stone also would help .. At this point I am sure there is not much you can do other than wait it out with the outlined treatments given ..
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