Clown with Black spotts?

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  1. blackghostknife

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    HI Everyone

    I just notice this morning that one of my clowns developed finny looking black spots on its body, is this a disease of some kind or just a phase? He/She is still eating very well, other than that looks healthy.

    (Sorry for the Cell phone pic)

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    It happens when they try and host in a coral and then get stung.
     
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    HI @mariusmeyer

    I only have the colony of Zoa's at the moment, is that maybe the cause? :(
     
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    Usually also happens when they stress..although, from the photo, it does look like "smudges" and not black "pin pricks"...so could be trying to "host"..:)
     
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    It could possibly be the zoas, but very unusual for clowns to try zoas. But I guess if its the only thing there then its better than nothing.
     
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    My clown also has that and I do not have anything that I think it would host in all I have are some mushrooms and a doughnut coral and he is very happy eats like a pig and its not in the white parts just the orange parts
     
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    I've seen about 6 or so clown with the black spots, coral/or no coral in the tank, healthy fish. Best bet is to just check on their overall mood/health/movement if anything changes then start getting concerned, as far as I have experienced it's nothing to be concerned about.
     
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    I have seen this on my clown a few time, and it wasn't trying to host anything.
    Usually showed up when something wasn't right in my tank and the clown was stressed.
    The one thing I found that helped a bit was adding immune boosters.
     
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    I have seen it on my clowns a few times,they almost 2years old and get it from time to time. My clowns love to jump to my back chambers and I usually see it after that,so it could be stress. From my experience its nothing to be worried about if you have got. Stable and good water parameters.
     
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    I will test my water tonight, last tested it five days ago at Dorry and they said everything is fine. I am feeding now with Immune booster.

    Let see!

    Oh wait, :whistling: i just remembered something, the one with black spot on it always does a funny jig and jive when the bigger clown comes close, and only has done that in the past three days? I will try load the video tonight as well. Is it maybe stressed with the bigger clown?
     
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    it's a submission dance, like Zuma when he is beside Zille... ;)
     
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    Haha Wes, Excellent explanation!!!!

    And spot on.... in the wild a clown colony could add up to many clowns hosting in one anemone! The big female will have her preferred male with her (sucking up to her constantly ;), wiggling and in the case of Maroon Clowns, he "kisses" her cheeck spines constantly trying to win her favour), with many other males on the outer rim of the anemone just waiting to oust him. So his duty is to keep the anemone and spot where she will lay her eggs in pristine condition. If its not up to her standards she will kick him out and the next in line will take over.....

    Sounds like a perfect situation... dont ya think!!!!:biggrin::biggrin: ;)
     
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    That is classic :lol:
     
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    Oh ok Helga,

    So I need to get an anemone soon? but which one my tank is only about 6 months 2 weeks old? :(
     
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    Clowns dont need anemones. Theres also no guarantee that they will host in the anemone.
     
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    No as 459b says, Clown defenitely dont need anemones to host in or to be happy. Your little clowns are mimicking their mates in the wild even without an anemone :thumbup:.
     
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    HI 459b

    That's true too, but If it is the Zoa's causing the black spots on the clown because they are trying to host it, will it not be safer to try it? :blush: just a thought?
     
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    Oh ok Helga was just wondering. :thumbup:
     
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    I checked a few International websites on Blackspot on Clownfish and the majority of them confirm what @mariusmeyer says, that its most probably stinging marks from either Frogspawn or zoas etc. According to the info is completely harmless and will go away in time....
     
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