To make a long story short, my new Clown fish is sick. I cant get a clear picture of what he has, but he has a combo of three things.
1-He has strange bumps around his head that look like pimples. They havent grown or shrunk.
2-He has two fuzzy white bumps on his head. Hasnt grown or shrunk.
3-He has pop eye in one eye.
1 and 2 appeared over night a few days back after I installed a new AquaClear 50 power filter to the tank.
3 appeared last night. I went straight to Walmart to get stuff for a make shift emergency QT. I got him a 4 gallon plastic tub, a pump for a 15gallon tank and a 50W heater. SG
of this is 1.024, temp 78F. I also got some Quick Cure as it was all Walmart had. I put this into the water as directed and ran the filter without the carbon.
Today he seems fine. Still has his diseases, but swims around like nothing is wrong. I realized that Quick Cure wasnt a smooth move, but he seems fine.
I have no way to diagnose his problems, but have read Pimafix and Melafix to be a great "cure all" treatment. This is my next move.
As a primer on my DT:
Newly cycled about 2 weeks ago or so. Ammonia and Nitrite 0. Nitrate: 10-20ppm. pH: 8.2. SG
The tank is a 20gallon with 15lbs of LR
and 30lbs of live sand. This clown was the first fish to go in. He seems to eat only copepods and will NOT touch ANYTHING else. His poop is white and strange looking.
Also, clown fish is tank raised. (Or so the LFS