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Old 04-02-2013, 12:27 AM   #1
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lymphocystis or an attack?

I got home from work and my clown fish looks like it's gills are swollen or looks to be breathing really fast. Also it's not closing it's mouth. I can't get a good picture

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I have 10 different sorts of snails, 1 green emerald crab, 5 blue hermits, 5 red hermits, 5 scarlet hermits(the lfs told me I need all these) , and another clown in the tank.

Is it possible that one of the hermits or the emerald took a chunk out of the bottom lip?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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Will it heal if it was bitten?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:11 PM   #3
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What are your water parameters? Breathing fast can be a sign of high ammonia. Check it ASAP, and do a water change if ammonia is present...
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I tested it yesterday it was zero. The other clown is not breathing heavy
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He could be getting beat up by the other clown...
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They were in the same tank at the lfs for three months before I purchased them and introduced them at the same time. Should I QT the injured one?
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They were in the same tank at the lfs for three months before I purchased them and introduced them at the same time. Should I QT the injured one?
It doesn't matter, it's an entirely new environment...

But the clown picking on the other one is just a possibility anyways.
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What would you suggest I do?
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:30 PM   #9
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You could QT him if you have a cycled QT, but it may cause additional stress.
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