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Old 11-01-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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Help with clownfish please

I bought two clownfish 8 days ago now. They are in a QT and have been since I brought them home. The slightly larger of the two has a small white dot (as seen the in the pictures) on its chin. There are no other spots that I can see. I noticed it about two days ago and I think it's a little larger today but not by much. The other smaller of the two is fine with no issues. They have both been eating very readily both flake food and frozen brine shrimp and have always added a few drops of garlic extract in their food. They are both swimming with lots of energy. No hanging around in one spot for too long in fact getting the pictures was a bit of a chore. They are both wild caught and were from the same tank in the LFS.

Conditions in the tank are:

26.5 c temp
1.022 SG
8.2 PH
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0.05 Nitrite
5 Nitrate

Is this ich? Should I treat or just wait another day or so and see if it grows?

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It almost looks like some type of fungus or bacterial infection. It`s too big to ich. Ich looks like a grain of salt.
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What are the treatment options for fungus or bacterial infection?

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Hi Mike. Thanks for the links. I guess there is not much I can do except keep the water conditions in prime form.

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I had a Koran Angel that had these. They eventually disappeared but I think a six-line wrasse picked at them and got a 'taste' for his fins and beat him up and he died. They showed up about 2-3 days after purchase and were gone less than a week later. They were described to me as similar to warts.
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Yeah I think I'll just keep watch for now as the are in the QT. Thanks Floyd

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The "chin bump" has all but disappeared. Still has lots of energy and eating very well. Hopefully gone for good. Thanks for the advice and links...

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