Clownfish covered in white film layer

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  1. zepplock

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    Awww... so sad.
    You should get a nice pair of tank raised clowns next time.
     
  2. CookieJar

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    Well, more bad news. The male also has it. The good news is I caught him after a 15 minute chase and gave him a 20 min bath in FW. Now he's in the QT tank swimming around. I'm not so good at fish pictures but you can see the white film on the back 1/2 of his body. This stuff really grows fast- yesterday I didn't see any and 24 hrs. later he's got a lot of it.
    Is the 20 minute FW dip enough to rid it? And how long will it take for it lessen or disappear on him? Any other recommended treatment/ medication?

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  3. CookieJar

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    I read the 1st part of this thread about the formalin treatment. I'll give it a go- Gregory- where are you located? I'll take you up on getting a small amount of it. My QT is only 10 gallons so I don't need that much.
     
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    I'm in Vallejo......PM sent

    BTW - 20 min FW dip by itself worked for me......the nets said 15 min but I lost one that way. It took a a couple of days for the white slime to disappear. And yes it is FAST. One clown went from no symptoms to completely white to dead in 48 hours.

    -Gregory
     
  5. GDawson

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    Mine were ORA. It doesn't help the dealer had them in a tank that shared filtration with wild caught. ;)

    -Gregory
     
  6. CookieJar

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    Update- the male didn't make it either. :O That brookynella is really nasty stuff- takes a healthy fish out w/i 48 hrs.
    I'll be looking to add some captive bred clowns, but I'll wait for at least 8 weeks to make sure it's run it's course and that no other fish die. I know Robin is the guru of clownfish breeding around here.
     
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    Bill,
    No good, no good at all.
    Who may have recently brought it into your tank?
     
  8. GDawson

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    Sorry dude. :( It's not a pretty way to go........

    -Gregory
     
  9. zepplock

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    I have 2 cute clowns from Robin in my tank and I think Vince had several as well. All are doing great, mine lay eggs now all the time and host my 5 nems
     
  10. CookieJar

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    Yeah, I'll have to get some Robin clowns in a couple months. It gets me think about removing my frogspawn/ hammer colony and going the anenome route.
    Houser- the most recent fish addition was 1 month ago of a yellow coris wrasse and he died within 3 days. Otherwise no new fish were added for a long time.
     
  11. GDawson

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    It could have been the wrasse. I found this with host information:




    For those following this thread: This is why you should have a QT tank for new arrivals, and yes I was
    guilty too.
    It only takes once to find religion.

    -Gregory
     
  12. houser

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    Bill,

    Hmmm,
    FWIW it took 27 days on my last pair of clowns in Q to get the brook. One day fine, next morning the full mucus ghillie suit laying on the bottom. Picked em up, put them in formalin for an hour, cleared it up. I just feel the window is really short to operate.
     

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