Is This Cauliflower Disease?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by CliveS, 30 Jun 2010.

  1. CliveS

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    I have a brand new Buyo 550 (138l) which has finished its' maturation. I initially put LR in it and arag-alive substrate and let the tank mature for just over a month.

    A week ago, I put in the first three inmates: 2 Clowns and a Starfish.

    All water parameters are fine (I have been monitoring them regularly).

    Two days ago, I noticed that the larger Clown had a growth on one ventral.. a whitish blob that protrudes out of the fin by about 2 or 3 millimeters.

    It doesn't seem to worry her - she is feeding ravenously and swims about happily. Her eyes are clear.

    Having done some research, I am presuming that this is cauliflower disease and am hoping that someone can confirm this, or tell me what it is.

    Thanks very much. Please excuse the lousy pics... I am still getting used to shooting fish!!


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    Thanks very much. I gather that in most cases, the fish will heal itself and that there is not much that can be done to cure it?
     
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    Today it has cleared up significantly, but seems that some of the ventral has gone with it. Will this fix itself in time, or will it remain that way?
     
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    dont worry clive, some of the fish i have imported have got this.
    Over time it falls off but can come back on another fin.
    I found that reducing the times of your lights on the tank does some what help, but this can be a problem if you have corals.
    Be sure to do regular water changes as well.
     
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    Thanks Brandon. Makes me feel a little better!

    Does the fin grow back?
     
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