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Old 09-10-2012, 12:01 AM   #1
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Tail thing help new

I my clown had this happen to him over night? Can you help I'm new to sw
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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Ouch! Looks like something might have chewed on his tail. What other fish are in the tank, and what's the tank size? Post your water parameters too in case something there could be the problem.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:58 AM   #3
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He's all alone in the tank the tank just got over its cycle and the waters cloudy from new substrate he's about 1cm long just a baby in a 30 gallon long so he's got tones of space
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He's all alone in the tank the tank just got over its cycle and the waters cloudy from new substrate he's about 1cm long just a baby in a 30 gallon long so he's got tones of space
Hey mike! I know your friend was holding him for you during your cycle- was he alone in that tank the whole time?
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He was with another clown the exact same size
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:42 AM   #6
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He was with another clown the exact same size
Okay, the more info we can get, the better people can try to figure out how to help the poor little fish. Do you know how long it's been like this?
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #7
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Started the night before last just turned all white I haven't added anything sense Saturday and that a live rock and new substrate my salinity levels are at 1.023 light my lights are on from 9am to 10pm Dailey If been feeding him marine flakes my temps at 70 and know he's swimming on the top of the water now not dead but not long before he will be
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Sorry to hear about your clown.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:59 PM   #9
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Yeah he's just died poor little guy do you think something's wrong with my water I this he might of had it burned on the heater on there and it got infected maybe ? Idk just throwing something out
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Yeah he's just died poor little guy do you think something's wrong with my water I this he might of had it burned on the heater on there and it got infected maybe ? Idk just throwing something out
I'm sorry about your fish. That's horrible. Have you tested your water lately? He definitely had something happening with that tail, but just not sure what. If the temps only at 70, I wouldn't think that would burn him to that extent. Could be he had some prior injury that just showed up now. When he was in with that Other clown, he could've had an injury that got infected and took a little time to show up. It's not like you would've been able to see a red mark on a orange fish. Clowns do have teeth, so he could've gotten bitten. And they can be territorial.

Don't give up though! check your water parameters. If ammo is 0, nitrite is 0 and nitrate below 40, try another fish. Might wanna try to get the temp up a little, 72-78 is better, but don't think that had anything to do with your fish dying. I'm not trying to sound heartless here, but if the tank goes without any fish for too long, the BB will die and you'll have to recycle.
Let me know if you have any other questions or even just need to vent about your fish!!
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