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Old 04-20-2009, 06:29 PM   #1
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Help! Clownfish seems to have something!!

Hey.. Just noticing something up with my clownfish...

He's 2 months old. Tank is 120 gallon, 100lbs of rock, 1 kole tang, 1 royal gramma, 2 pink skunks, 2 skunk cleaner shrimp. 4 corals.

SG. 1.025
Temp 75-77
Nitrate: 10-15PPM
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
PH: 7.9-8.2
Calcium: 350ppm
DKH: 10







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Old 04-20-2009, 06:29 PM   #2
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Oh.. I first noticed it last night.. and these pictures were taken 10 mins ago.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:15 PM   #3
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It looks like clown fish disease AKA Brooklynella hostilis when it gets to this point there is usually very litte we can do to save the fish .. pristine IE H20 changes , keep fish as stress free as possible . Feed foods soaked in garlic and selcon to boost immunity ... The garlic triggers the feeding response it is thought that it is the allicin in the garlic that does this ...GL
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It looks like clown fish disease AKA Brooklynella hostilis when it gets to this point there is usually very litte we can do to save the fish .. pristine IE H20 changes , keep fish as stress free as possible . Feed foods soaked in garlic and selcon to boost immunity ... The garlic triggers the feeding response it is thought that it is the allicin in the garlic that does this ...GL
Should I quarantine the fish? I have a 12 gallon nano cube with nothing in it... The person at the LFS told me to QT him and medicate with Formalin 3.

Is this something I should do?
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The fish is still eating BTW... Fed Misis Shrimp today and they went crazy for it.
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And what causes Clownfish Disease? Is it something I did or is it just something that can happen any time?
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:13 PM   #7
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It occurs for many reasons from stress to capture and mishandeling ... It is usually present before you even get the fish ,,,and 98% unlikely any thing you did to it ... Are the fins frayed ?
keeping the water pristine .. and it may work for you ... I had many that I lost to the disease when I started out . The only way once it is introduced to kill it is basically to "sterilize" the whole tank by taking it down and washing every thing (refrenced from conciencious marine aquarist , bob fenner) The disease I believe is a parasite ..Eating is good but only feed a bit at a time to prevent over kill and fouling the water when our main goal at this point is to keep the water pristine ... Mysis is a good food , try to add some selcon and garlic to boost the immunity of the fish ...
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It occurs for many reasons from stress to capture and mishandeling ... It is usually present before you even get the fish ,,,and 98% unlikely any thing you did to it ... Are the fins frayed ?
keeping the water pristine .. and it may work for you ... I had many that I lost to the disease when I started out . The only way once it is introduced to kill it is basically to "sterilize" the whole tank by taking it down and washing every thing (refrenced from conciencious marine aquarist , bob fenner) The disease I believe is a parasite ..Eating is good but only feed a bit at a time to prevent over kill and fouling the water when our main goal at this point is to keep the water pristine ... Mysis is a good food , try to add some selcon and garlic to boost the immunity of the fish ...
So should I just chop up some garlic really small and pop it in?

Nano tank is almost ready. It's gonna be a pain fishing them out of the main tank but I'm sure I can lure them with some food.

I'll keep an eye on ammonia and nitrite and do water changes accodringly. But do I really have to clean the entire display tank? That's insane!
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The fins are starting to get frayed a little on the tail fin.
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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 ..
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