Clown Injury or Disease?

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  1. Michael B

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    We have this little guy in our one 3-foot tank at the office sine January with no issues or problems. Also there have been no new fish added for over 6 months to this tank.

    Could this be an injury or caused by another firsh or a disease

    Please let me know what you think it is?

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    I can't really see from the picture, but here is a Link where I posted some "Sick Fish" Websites...maybe you can spot what's wrong with the Clown...

    Sick Fish ID Website - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    I'm not sure, as I said, bit difficult to spot from the picture, but maybe a Ulcer..? if not, then maybe just a "normal" injury..?
    http://www.angelfire.com/blues/fish_problems/ULCERS.html
    http://www.angelfire.com/blues/fish_problems/INJURED.html

    Hope this helps...the other Sites give more info...I just looked at the 1st one...:blush:
     
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    i am not a pro but it looks like an injury . i do not know just leave it ot the pros. and can yo send me some pics of the 3 foot tank with the set up and the sump set up . wanting to start a 3 foot tank :)
     
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    hmmmm difficult to tell from the blurry pic (dean take it by any chance? :)) but my first instinct would be a fungal infection on the dorsal fin. Perhaps have a look at the diesease section and pm one or two of the more experienced guys on diseases to play it safe.
     
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    Looks like the dorsal (top) fin has been eaten away, ..........fin rays and soft connecting tissue. Could be bacterial in origin, as infected fish typically have badly frayed fins. Poor water quality can be a cause. Do a water change and clean filters, but don't destroy all the beneficial bacteria (rinse biological filter material in tank water. Try improving diet.....add vitamins to the food if possible.
     
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    Thanks so much all for the feedback & input. Water change is done every week (10%) and Vita-Chem drops or Lipovit drops added to the frozen food - so not sure there?

    Will through the links & try to take some pics myself & post some more photos (all other fish in the tank look 100%)
     
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