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Old 03-04-2006, 12:37 PM   #1
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sick fish in QT- now what

ok- after much ado and removal of half my lr- I was able to capture my 2 ocellarus clowns- one has 4 puffy white spots on him that I assume are a parasite of some sort....the other may be developing the same-I have them in a 10gal qt. I had some polyfilter in the main tank for a week that I transferred to the hob filter in the qt-all levels are good although amonia is @ .3mg/L-I'll keep an eye on that. The SG is @ 1.015 (I love my new refractometer by the way!) I got them in the qt last night - this morning, they seemed very sluggish- not happy at all-but now, seem to be moving around a bit more and both ate a nice breakfast.

So, now what? Just wait and hope the spots improve? drop the SG more? Any other suggestions for treatment?

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We need to find out what the problem is before we lower the salinity. White puffy spots might not be parasites. It could be a bacterial or viral problem. Unfortunately I`m not an expert on those type of problems. If it`s a parasite it will look like grains of salt. Maybe the advisors will know

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Could be Cotton Mouth or some other infection. Take a look at http://www.fishdeals.com/fish_diseas...sdisease.shtml and see it that matches.
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Old 03-04-2006, 08:52 PM   #4
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none of those match what my guy has- large puffy white spots- looks like tiny piece of popcorn (i may be reaching on that but its the only way i can describe it) two on his left side just behind his white stripe and one on his right side again behind his white stripe but lower towards his belly-there is another...smaller towards his back fin- he really seems fine other than these spots- he eats and swims around like normal. I've had them for 3 weeks- the spot showed up the day after i got him-small like a grain of salt- and has gotten bigger and bigger- but remains only the 4 spots-my 2nd fish is now showing sings of one of these spots on the right side. I'll try to get a pic and post for you to see
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