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Old 07-19-2012, 07:51 AM   #11
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Hi guys,

I guess I found a factor that cause his sickness (not 100% sure). Might cause from some type of warm that came with the algae.

My assumption as follows:

This couple had been great together for the past 45 days in 24" tank alone (no other fishes). However, 2 days ago, my girlfriend went to Department of Marine Development in Thailand and brought back some type of algae. Base on what she said, it will help bring down the ammonia level in the tank. So, she added it for me.

About 30 minutes ago, I tried to separate this female out from the tank, so I have to remove the algae. Then, I found 2 worms in the tank, 1 in algae and 1 on floating on surface. Do you think this worm would be a root cause? If so, what kind of medication I should use?

Now, I just used fresh treated marine water mix with Cifloxin and put an oxygen in separate container. Any other recommendation?

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Old 07-19-2012, 10:20 AM   #12
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Personally I think the damage is from the male, it looks like two bites were takin out of the tail. It could be a case of he is trying to get her to spawn and she isn't having it but I'm no expert. I actually just had a similar issue with my clowns and it should heal up fine just keep the water pristine and it should heal quickly.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:29 PM   #13
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So, do you think I need to separate her out?
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #14
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No I don't think you need to separate her, just keep your parameters in check and do regular water changes and it'll heal up. I would keep an eye on both fish and if you see the aggression escalating then I would remove her.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #15
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If she is injured I would separate her just to make sure she heals without further issue or stress and I would treat her with an antibiotic. I may be over doing it but it's how I would do it.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:07 AM   #16
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Thank you everyone for your help...Will keep you guys posted!
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:37 AM   #17
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The couple is getting better now...healing quite alright. Thank you!
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:32 PM   #18
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Hi all need your help again to clarify the cause of death of my B&W clownfish. Background, I have 2 tanks (30" tank with 8 fishes + anemone + live rock + live sands x 1 - have this for 2 months without any lost and 24" tank with 4 b&w clown for 1 month, but added 2 new small live rock on sunday x 1).

In the 24" tank has the 4 B&W clownfishes that got sick from previous. But since last wednesday everything went well, all the wound were healed. They seem very happy for week now.

All the sudden, i got a few extra live rock, so I put into this 24" tank. Then, monday die 2 suddenly and today wednesday die when i woke up in the morning. Now only got 1 left. I want to know what happened? I got a picture of how their body look like.

The water look white like color is dropping...ammonia test 0mg/L.
I wanna know, so I will take as experience. Many thanks.
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Sigh... That sucks. Well There were a few things that youdid wrong. First of all, you should never have 2 pairs of clowns in such a small tank. The pairs will fight... Same goes for 3 clowns in the same tank, one will die.

Second thing you did wrong was add live rock to an already cycled tank. There was die off from the rocks and this caused a mini cycle killing all of your fish.
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+1. I would recommend asking on the forum before doing anything to your tank. Or some research. Not just throwing random things in. Sorry for the losses.
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