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Old 08-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Need help with ID, please

I woke up this morning and my clown has tiny black dots/specks all over him. Nothing new added to the tank (except small piece of base rock 3 weeks ago) is this black ich? Or possibly being stung by blue Xenia coral (which he swims past a lot, but does not host) I did research, but couldn't find really good pics of the black ich.....any ideas?? Treatments?? For breakfast I gave him garlic soaked mysis shrimp with spirulina, just in case it is disease of some kind. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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It could be that it has some black clown genes, the spots could be it starting to turn black. I had my clowns start showing black spots and they were bright orange. Now they are very dark, not quite black but close.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:17 AM   #3
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It could be amonia burns.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:18 AM   #4
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Did you check your parameters for ammonia?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
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If your clown is hosting something like a coral or anemone it could be hyper melanization however I would make sure it weren't black ich since you said he isnt hosting it. You could always take him out and QT him if you think it is. I found this on treatment for black ich once he's been quarantined:

Formalin based products or those containing organophosphate compounds such as trichlorfon appear to be the best medications.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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Thanks to all for trying to ID the issue with my clown! But don't think it was ich, or even ammonia burns, (as did water checks etc...no ammonia ever -since 1st cycle looonnggg ago) anyway, he barely has spots anymore so whatever it was, it's over now.
After the fact, I, myself too broke out with a "rash" type patch on my right arm where I was rearranging the LR, moving my palythoas to a new place in tank. Do you think it's possible that clown/I got stung/toxin type issues? Just wondering?
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Thanks to all for trying to ID the issue with my clown! But don't think it was ich, or even ammonia burns, (as did water checks etc...no ammonia ever -since 1st cycle looonnggg ago) anyway, he barely has spots anymore so whatever it was, it's over now.
After the fact, I, myself too broke out with a "rash" type patch on my right arm where I was rearranging the LR, moving my palythoas to a new place in tank. Do you think it's possible that clown/I got stung/toxin type issues? Just wondering?
I don't know about the clown, but if the palys touched you you could very well have gotten stung. Careful! Some are very toxic!
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