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Old 09-30-2003, 07:55 PM   #1
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white patch on clown

can anyone tell me what's wrong?
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:18 PM   #2
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Looks like either the beginnings of a bacterial fungus, or brooklynells hostilis. Is the skin sloughing, or is the fish producing lots of slime?
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:21 PM   #3
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hmmm

as far as slime goes, no. No slime.

sloughing on the other hand...I have no idea what that is
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Believe me you'd know, basically the skin starts to peel off.

You need to move this fish to a QT tank and begin lowering the salinity, hyposalinity is the best cure for brooklynella and even though it might not be what it has....it is very fast acting and you shouldn't take the cance. In addition to the hypo, you should treat with an antibiotic like maracyn or maracyn 2.
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the fish actually died yesterday. I have one other fish (a splendid dottyback) in the tank, but it doesn't look like that...yet. Is it a danger to my last fish?

thanks for the lightning quick responses btw.
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the fish's skin did look funny before it died though.
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Brooklynella is contagious to other fish (technically), but I can't say that I've seen even one other species of fish (besides clowns) get it in the last 14 years. And I've seen plenty in the systems with clowns that were just ate up with brooklynella.
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so will other clowns I introduce be at risk? Is there anything I can do to "clense" my system of this?
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so will other clowns I introduce be at risk? Is there anything I can do to "clense" my system of this?
Yes the clowns will be at risk unless you remove all the fish from the tank and leave it fallow for 4-6 weeks, that should be enough for the life cycle to end.
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Old 10-19-2003, 05:34 PM   #10
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I have 2 percula's and they have a white cotton wool on their fins.....just a little but they both have a small lump at gill cover, looks white. still seem healthy though...eating well and active. Been treating with Myxazin
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