Urgent help needed Perc clown is not eating and is turning gray!

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  1. RocketRooster

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    Hi all,

    Ever since I got my tank, the one clown has not been lekka. It just parks off in a dark corner and does not eat. It comes to the surface when I feed the fish, but it rejects everything I've tried. I've tried flake, I've tried pellet, I've tried garlic soaks, I've tried vitamin solutions, I've tried mysis shrimp. I've tried meaty and veg varieties of all the prepared foods. Nada.

    The little guy is looking bad - his orange is fading into a dull gray tan colour, and his fins are starting to look ragged.

    All my other fish are fine and healthy and eating like pigs.

    I can't see any obvious sign of disease or parasite or injuries. He is able to control his bouyancy well, so I dunno.

    HALP! I'm worried about this oke.

    Thanks!
    Riaan
     
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    gMAN with the plan

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    smear some banana on a rock that is close to where it hangs out....worked for me to get fish eating. Hope the little fella pulls thru.
     
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    funny you mention this, i was presented with a similar case of a reefer on sunday, but it was only affecting her fairy wrasse's and nothing else

    will keep you posted
     
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    Never heard of using banana to encourage fish to eat , will keep that in mind. Thanks:thumbup:
     
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    I always use frozen artemia (brine shrimp) as a first food, works for most fish, even lionfish
     
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    Banana!? Cool, I'll give it a shot. :)

    Do I mash it first?
     
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    Maybe your perc will be swinging from one coral to another:whistling:
     
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    Yeah, or riding Trantor the hermit crab.
     
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    On a serious note I hope the nana works:thumbup:
     
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    I hope so too. I take a dim view of hunger striking inmates!
     
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    In your prison glass box!!!!:tt2:
     
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    without a pic this is the best i can offer
    1-Chilonodella
    2-columnaris
    3-amyloodinum
    4-bacterial infection
    5-Poision i.e. are there poisonous fish or animals in the tank ? do you have any reason to believe they may have released their poison or stung the affected fish? new landscape objects or equipment recently added, test for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate if high could be problem,any perfumes, insecticides, cleaning chemicals, detergents, excessive tobacco smoke, oils or strong vapors been released into the tank water or sprayed near the tank or air intake recently. good luck hope something here helps.

    6- gill and or skin flukes
     
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    Nitrates and phosphates are high. Need to get me some bio cubes ASAP!
     
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    Seachem entice use a banana extract in the formula, have you ever smelt it, smells faintly of over ripe bananas.
     
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    Hey ho, hey ho, it's off to Fruit & Veg I go!
     
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    Used it never smelt it but normally use garlic.

    :whistling: Now I have that jingle running in my head!!!!!:tt2:
     
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    Take a piece of the banana and smear/mash on the rock...
     
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    I'll work up a good nana-hatin' frenzy and then I'm mashing that sucker against the rocks.

    Will the clown chow the banana itself or is it some sort of aromaculinary subterfuge?
     
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    it should hopefully chow the banana, so if you see it grazing on the banana smeared rock, then it's working and it's getting some form of nutrition, a little banana never hurt any fish ;)
     
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    I'll give it a go for sure. Some antimatter always does a body good!
     
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