do they look like this to you? Any behavioral symptoms such as twitching, scratching or yawning?
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I second this I would do a fw dip and check for flukesConsider doing a freshwater dip to eliminate or confirm flukes as the possible problem with your clown.
How To - Freshwater DipFreshwater Dip (updated 3-6-2023) What It Treats: Provides temporary relief of some parasites - Marine Velvet Disease, Brooklynella hostilis, Uronema marinum seem most susceptible to the osmotic shock. A FW dip can also be used to dislodge certain crustaceans and worms, such as Parasitic...humble.fish
Freshwater dip showed no signs of flukes, anything else I should do? Thank youI second this I would do a fw dip and check for flukes
Doesn’t look like it to me, here’s a few more pics I was able to takeIs the spot cottony, raised a bit and or cauliflower like in texture? Kinda hard to see in the video.
Yes that’s what I would say it looks like in person, like it’s peeling offThe top picture looks like the skin is peeling off. Is that what you are seeing?
Thanks the help and for the info, I’ll be looking into that nowOK, well heck. Looks like Brook aka Clownfish Disease. Lots of info below:
BrooklynellaBrooklynella hostilis (updated 1-17-23) What You Need To Know: * This is most often seen with clownfish, but it can afflict other fish (usually in the gills) as well. When a clownfish has Brook, the skin will appear to be peeling or sloughing off. Which is actually excess white mucous coming...humble.fish
Yes have a spare tank I can use to QT, thank youWell, the plus is the freshwater dip helped to remove some of the parasites from the fish, especially the gills so the fish can breathe a bit better. But you need to work fast to help the fish beat this disease. Assume any other fish in the tank have been exposed and will also need treating.
Do you have a quarantine tank to place the fish into after giving them the medicated bath?
Best of luck with your fish.Yes have a spare tank I can use to QT, thank you
In the process of getting my qt tank up today and noticed my clown is looking a lot better, seems to not look as rough and notice it isn’t breathing as fast or hiding, is this due to the freshwater dip or could it be that it isn’t brook?Best of luck with your fish.
Good to know, thanks again for the info!Yes, the FW dip helps a lot with Brook. In fact, some still treat Brook with a regime of FW dips over 30 day period to clear the parasites. So it's kinda like to TTM as you do the dip and then transfer the fish into a fresh QT so as not to allow the parasites to regroup. But, and it's a big but, this also allows some fish don't completely clear the parasites but become carriers as they build up their immunity. So then you add a new fish and wham! The parasites attack the new fish.