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What's Wrong With My Clownfish?

Discussion in 'Fish Health' started by NickM, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. NickM

    NickM Registered

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    Hello, fairly new to marine tanks, looking for some advice on what the white things on my clownfish could be?
    Its a wild clownfish. No heavy breathing or loss of appetite.
    Other tankmates include clarkii clown and 2 chromis. Showing no symptoms.
    Tank Size 100 gallons.
    Ammonia=0
    Nitrite=0
    Nitrate=10ppm
    Tank has been running a few months now.
    Doesn't appear as speckled as white spot would be, he's had it for about a week now.
    I believe brook is a fairly fast killer so not sure it is that.
    Any advice appreciated.
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  2. doug_amanda

    doug_amanda Admin Staff Member

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    Google “lymphocystis” I’m no fish health expert but that’s what it looks like to me,
    I agree it’s not brook or white spot
     
  3. penzo

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    I think it looks like lymphocystis,its a virus ,its caused by stress I believe .Is the Clarki not giving it hassle,because that won't help.
     
  4. NickM

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    Thank You both! I agree does sound and look like lymphocystitis. Yeh the Clarkii has been pestering him a bit so may have to separate for a while. Glad its not usually fatal though! Thanks again.
     
  5. penzo

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    I wouldn't keep the 2 different species of clown together, I'd go for one or the other.hope things improve.
     
  6. steve861uk

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    Love the colour of your rock :) Hope your clown gets better soon.
     
  7. NickM

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    Thanks Steve, shame about the GHA!! Unfortunately I've gone through a bit of a wipe out, and lost the clown along with couple of other fish :(.
    Other fish have shown no symptoms other than sat on gravel for a few hours, however its moved onto the clarkii now, thinking this could be brook, anyone able to correctly ID it for me? Sorry not the best pictures, he does seem to have glazed over eyes too.
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  8. NickM

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    Anyone?
     
  9. doug_amanda

    doug_amanda Admin Staff Member

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    Still think it’s lymphocystis, doesn’t look like brook,
     
  10. NickM

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    Yes, seems to have cleared up completely now! Unsure whether to remove and leave tank fallow for 12 weeks still, as I've lost 5 fish in 3 days, but no real symptoms. All water params are fine.
     
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