clown disease?

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  1. tankgirl

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    please help!

    I woke this morning to find one of my common clowns dead, i didnt notice anything wrong before till i googled fish diseases. before the clown died both my clowns and royal gramma had been rubbing themselves on the sand (i thought this was normal) and why they look dusty but now im not so sure. they seem to be breathing ok and i haven't noticed any spots ( i will look closer tommorrow) the clown that is left has been moving irracticly today. Any help would be fantastic!
     
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    Do a big waterchange and try to keep lights on a bit longer than usual. By the sound of it its velvet OR whitespot. The rubbing is due to them being irritated by the parasite. Whitespot can't be taken out of a system except when the system runs 6weeks without fish. What you can do is set up a quarantine tank with salt level at 1.010 and keep ALL your fish in there for 6weeks.

    Or get a cleaner shrimp. This may help but wont cure.
     
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    i have a cleaner shrimp, he's the king of the tank! haha i normaly do 10% every week so 20% 30% ok?
     
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    Considering that its whitespot, be careful not to stress the fish much. The parasite will take hold of the stressed fish. When was the last time you did a wc?
     
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    Ok the only past that dont fit here is the fish are breathing fine other wise your description sounds like oodinium ocellatum, known as coral fish disease. Its a single celled parasite. Unfortunatly it mostly requires a copper based treatment.
     
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    Sorry meant to say the only part not past
     
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    one of my corals had died too, probably should have mentioned that.
     
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    is there side affects to copper treatment? is it easy to use and buy?
     
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    Copper treatments can not be used in a live system, it will kill all your corals, inverts and most bacteria. Best way to treat would be in a hospital tank. No rocks no substrate just a pipe or 2 for fish to hide in. Copper is the base for most parasitic medications. It is widely available
     
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    Major side effect - Kills corals and inverts.
     
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    any other options? sounds like a last resort kind of treatment
     
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    Boosting their immune systems to help the fish fight the disease, this can be done by making sure they are eating well and dosing their food and the water with vitamins. Not a sure cure, but its the least stressful for your fish. Good luck, hope they pull through.
     
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    Tankgirl. Do you have a pic of the fish?
     
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    another clown dead. my camera is not good enough to take pics of the fish all i have left is a royal grama which looks dusty and is rubbing against the sand and a yellow clown goby which seems to be fine.
     
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    can you get mike to have a look?

    that doesnt sound like white spot as you would see it clearly.

    has it been a very sudden decline? how long have they been flicking agaisnt the substrate?
     
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    quite a few weeks i thought thats why they looked dusty, apart from that they were eating fine and breathing fine so i thought they were ok.
     
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    the clowns seemed fine then deteriated over night
     
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