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Old 05-27-2004, 01:04 PM   #1
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HELP!! Cloudy thingy on my clownfish

Does anyone have any idea what is coating my clownfish. It's hard to explain but it's white and looks kinda like she's gone through a spider web. a little piece of it is also really close to one of her eye... I noticed this the day after I put her in the tank and I think now she has more on her body... I keep wishing she'd get near my cleaner shrimp as I am sure the shrimp will get rid of it. Nothing else wrong with clownfish otherwise, eats well, swims actively, fins down (the one on her back)... Sorry to bother, but i need to know what it is and if I should cure her. Thank YOU!!
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:21 PM   #2
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Check out the disease Brookynella?

http://www.aquaculture.bz/fish-disea...oklynella.html
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:54 PM   #3
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You said the dorsal fin is down, not sticking up?
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Old 05-27-2004, 02:03 PM   #4
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Yes, her fins are down, unlike the other clownfish I have who is just in her own little happy world with all fins standing and looking exceptionally healthy.
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Old 05-27-2004, 02:07 PM   #5
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OK I read about the Brooklynella... I doubt that is it, the scales on her body are intact... her fins are fine. It's just really this webby thing that seems to be entangled on her... and with the movement she's making, I'm surprised it's still on her body.
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Old 05-27-2004, 02:07 PM   #6
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How big is your tank?

What else have you got in there?

How long has she been in your tank?

What are you feeding her?

Has she ever eaten?

What are your water parameters?

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Old 05-27-2004, 02:10 PM   #7
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How big is your tank? 30 gallon

What else have you got in there? another clown, a yellow tang, two cleaner shrimps and a psychedelic mandarin fish

How long has she been in your tank? gor her with the tang and the other clownfish last Sunday (may23)

What are you feeding her? frozen shrimp, started her on flakes and pellets last night

Has she ever eaten? Yeah she eats well

What are your water parameters? Water is perfect, did the entire test two days ago and I just checked for ammonia yesterday...

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Old 05-27-2004, 03:25 PM   #8
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I'd probably have said putting the 3 fish in at the same time would be a bad idea because of bioload...but if you've had no ammonia since, it looks to be ok. Have you checked your test results with another test, or taken a water sample to your LFS?

Any rapid breathing pointing up at the surface, etc.?

Don't know...steve-s, reefrunner?
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Good article as far as diagnosis , but the treatment methods are (IMO) questionable. Not once did I see the use of a hospital tank recommended.
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Evenings, you may also want to consider velvet. Is you clown wild caught or tank raised?
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Marine velvet could be it also.. Another one which is very difficult to cure...
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it is now looking up while swimming and didnt want to eat when i fed the tank.
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Old 05-27-2004, 07:51 PM   #13
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Re: HELP!! Cloudy thingy on my clownfish

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It's hard to explain but it's white and looks kinda like she's gone through a spider web.
Brooklynella hostilis. Treat with >>formalin<< in a seperate QT along with any other fish you have. No fish can remain in the display.

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poor little thing didnt make it. and now the other clown is showing signs of the same thing. i dont have a QT.
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forgot to add that i also have a yellow tang and two cleaner shrimp. will they get it also?
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will they get it also?
Unfortunately without the proper treatment (formalin in a seperate QT environment) all fish in that tank will eventually succumb.

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