Urgent help needed my pyramid butterfly is sick

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  1. Zol2

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    Hi everyone, pleas help. I noticed this morning that my pyramid butterfly is just staying in one corner and not swimming around. Also noticed that there seems to be a film over the one eye, he is breathing fast and it looks as if there's a white thingy hanging/moving in and out his mouth. Will try put up pics asap.
     
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    buy the sound of things, that sounds alot like flukes, but will need to see a pictures first
    did you add anything recently to the tank
     
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    No fish recently, but did put in zoa frags, 2 rocks with buttons and some pulsing xenia
     
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    And there was 2 pyjama cardinals put in just over a month ago. This is the only 3 fish in the tank.
     
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    He was fine yesterday, but not eating today. Read about the flukes, and saw a 10 minute freshwater dip might work?
     
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    10min? that could be a bit too long.. umm @RiaanP ?
     
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    Depending on the fish, check it out. If too much stress, then shorten the period.
    @Yuri might help with other options
     
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    i have just have had the same with my zoster.

    he stopped eating sat in a corner breathing heavily and looked pale. a pimple has come just above his eye.

    have not added anything in the tank for ages but realised that my long tentical plate died a few days ago. me being a tit never took the skeleton out and let it be. this was clearly poisoning the water to some level but never bothered any of the other fish or corals.

    did some reading and i will try find the reference but found out that these flutterbys actually freak out with water quality issues. they require rather stable water conditions.

    something i never thought would be too much of a issue to a fish but more so corals. but true as bob, gave it a shot changed filter socks. changed the filter mats. upped the skimmer to skim wet and did a 100ltr water change. now its 2 days later, he is eating and his breathing has calmed down.

    might be a long shot but this is what clearly went wrong with mine.
     
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    I agree with Marco it sounds like flukes
    At most i will give it 2 to 3 days it sounds like advance flukes
     
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