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Old 06-01-2005, 10:18 PM   #1
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percula sick...... HELP

i have a well estbalished tank (over a ear old) and have had no problems with my fish.... but i just noticed a red growth on my perc. clowns lip... he seems to try to raise the growth above water level all the time.... he isn't gasping for air.... any guesses as what is wrong?

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Old 06-02-2005, 10:55 AM   #2
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Could be a bacterial infection or possibley Lympho.Not really alot of info to go on here. Please answer as many of these as possible.

1. How long have you had the fish? Do you know if it was wild caught, or tank raised?
2. How long has the fish been in the tank? What are the tank mates? Any aggression?
3. Is the fish eating? If so what does it eat?
4. What are the water parameters? pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, SPG? (actual numbers please: posting high, average or normal is not helpful) What saltwater test kit are you using?
5. Is the fish showing any physical signs of disease, grain of salt size spots, discoloration, ragged fins, misting or spots on the fins, cuts, cloudy eyes, etc?
6. Is the fish "flashing" (scratching or rubbing on rocks, decorations or substrate)?
7. How is the fish acting? Is it swimming around, or just hovering in one spot or corner of the tank?
8. Did you use quarantine? If so for how long and did you have a need to treat for any ailments? Is it in qt now? Are you currently treating with any medication(s)?
9. What size system? What type of filtration do you use? Do you have any live rock or sand?
10. Do you use any additives? Have you used any sort of meds in the main tank?

A pic would also help...

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