Clowns less hardy than my other fish??

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  1. Matt

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    Just bought two black percula's 2 days ago, and now I see that one of them has a white almost fungal type growth on its mouth. None of my other fish have ever shown signs of disease or problems.


    In the past I had the same thing with a pair of occelaris clowns, I used myxazin to treat the bacterial infection and my clown got better. I don't want to use it now though as even though it says its ok for corals i'm not sure...

    Any advice fellahs?
     
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    As long as he's feeding,leave him alone,he should recover. I've got a Clarki clown that gets Popeye every second week,but he recovers from it rather quick.These fish are strong.
     
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    Mine maroon has got a similar infection, the cleaner shrimps have been caning him and now he is getting better :)
     
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    One thing I can say about my clowns is that they where with me through thick and thin... That is going for a week without electric (cause I was in CPT and the person that was looking after my tank was an idiot).

    He had white spots, etc back in the days.. but after 3 years he is still rocking away... He seen inhabitants come and go.. but he ensured he stayed.

    "Touch wood"
     
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    Quinton Smarty-pants Newbie

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    One thing I have read is that the ship particularly badly. I've certainly had very bad results with clowns in terms of them dying within a day of introducing them to my tank.

    This is what marinecentre has to say:

    Pink Skunk Clown

    The Pink Skunk Clownfish is often even less durable than other clownfishes, all of which ship poorly and are very susceptible to Clownfish Disease (Brooklynella hostilis). .... and ships poorly.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a restricted species and is not covered by our live arrival guarantee. Although clownfish can be hardy, they ship poorly and are very susceptible to Clownfish Disease (Brooklynella hostilis).
     
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    Well I got two good sized specimens (looked very healthy in the LFS) and only 2 days after being in my tank have I noticed the one has this bacterial/fungal infection on its mouth.

    They're both timid eaters (being so newly introduced) but i'm hoping it'll pull through.
     
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    I have found occ/percs/false percs/Tomato/etc to be very hardy. Skunk clowns, they dont travel well. They dont travel well. IMO
     
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    where the pics. Love those clowns
     
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    Warr: Will post pics once they've recovered... Bit worried as I know last time my clown improved but that was when I was treating with meds. This time i'm leaving it as I dont want to med in my nano...
     
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    Ah man.. I love those black clowns... Matt165, where did you get them from?
     
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    Interesting info about the shipping problems Quinton, didn't know that. As part of the damsel family clowns are always considered a good starter fish due to their hardiness, perhaps that reccomendation should be narrowed to tank bred clowns?
     
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