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Old 08-25-2014, 09:26 PM   #1
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Warning Signs of a Dying Fish

So I recently had a fish pass on, and there were some noticeable characteristics and behaviors that have started to occur in another fish.

Is this typical?

It's an orange ocellaris clown that has recently started showing this slime (?) shedding like look peeling off him. This was similar in my past clown. So of course I'm worried.
If anyone has any suggestions or any similar experience, please help.


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Old 08-25-2014, 09:28 PM   #2
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It sounds like brooklynella. This is a clownfish disease and looks exactly as you described it.


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That doesn't sound so good.


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You'll need to qt and treat if you want to try and save the clown. Quite a nasty parasite


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What could this have come from? And will affect any other fish in my tank


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It can lay dormant in other fish but seems to only affect damselfish/clowns. It could of come in on your other clown as well


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Also, this clown came from a tank with an anemone, would getting one may have prevented or helped slow this?


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An anemone would have no effect on brooklynella. It is best to qt and treat and hope for the best.
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So, looks like I'm qt tank shopping. Any suggestions on treatment from here on? Tank and chemical suggestions welcome.

I've read about a "dip" in fresh RODI water and then fermalidhyde? (I spelled that horribly wrong)

Anything else I should look into?


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Freshwater dips can be very very stressful for the fish, and to my knowledge they are used for ich so that the ich will detach from the fishs gills. Not really certain about brook tho
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