Velvet Look Clown

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  1. bothabear

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    Hi Everyone.
    I have 2 False Percular Clowns.
    Had them in my TL550 since April.
    All has been good until about a month ago.
    Both clowns developed a few black spots on their bodies.
    The one is perfect but the other seems to have developed a velvet (or white spot) over his body.
    He eats well.
    I dose garlic with every feeding but it doesn't change his skin.

    Is there any treatment I can do to cure him?
    I have been told a fresh water dip???

    Sorry I don't have pics.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  3. JS

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    Are they hosting in a nennie? Also, check them at night, do they try and host in any other corals, like hammers, torches, brains etc....

    My male tried sleeping in a open brain coral at night, the coral stung him badly....developed all the little black spots...eventually also developed the velvet like white spots....i QT'd him with some meds etc went away.....now that he is allowed by female to sleep in nennie....his perfectly fine....
     
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    Agree with Juan, mine also had some black spots but that was due to the frogspawn stinging them a bit
     
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    if the clowns try host in soft corals or lps they get the black spots because they are not used to the sting... in few weeks the black spot should go away and they will go back to normal. can you post a pic of the white spot? i would QT that one for few days and maybe use some coper based medicine incasen its a parasite.... don't add copper to your reef tho
     
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    Wow guys.
    Thanks for all the info.
    I see them at the top of the tank in the corner at night.
    I have not seen them hosting in any corals.
    The other clown also had a few black spots which seem to have gone away.
    I think I should try the freshwater dip on him???
    I unfortunately do not have a qt tank to host him in for treatment.
    I will try post a pic tonight.
     
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    Clownfish Velvet

    Hi guys.

    As promised, here is an attempt at a picture of the clown.

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    it doesnt look good.. I would definitely qt the fish and do some coper treatment
     
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    I would remove that fish from the system NOW. Before it can infect the other. Maybe too late. But hopefully not.
     
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    If the fish is eating well and can't see any signs of infection on the other fish, I would let him be as the stress if removing him will lower the immune systems of all involved.
     
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    when did this white breakout start?
     
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    Looks like trouble to me. Lost seven fish 2 weeks ago and included a clown that looked like that. Some fish showed signs of brooknylella and others like whitest. Regardless nothing i did worked. I quarenteened, started prodibio spot and velvet, even did formalin dips on some. THEY JUST KEPT ON DYING....

    Good luck buddy
     
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    That looks like Brooklynella? It looks like some skin is coming off the head of the clown? Not a good disease to have, only thing that kills it is Formaline.
     
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    And it won't help to just remove the clown, the other fish are most certainly carriers of the disease already. Hopefully their immune system can handle it, but just watch them closely. Any stress might bring out the disease on the other fish too.
     
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    could it be brook ?
     
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    does it look almost like they have been dusted with icing sugar ?
     
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    Guys, I dunno.
    No other fish show signs of anything.
    From what I can see, everyone looks healthy.
    All, including this clown are eating well.
    I dose every flake feed with a few drops of garlic.
    He only showed these signs about 2 weeks back.
    I am Cra#@& myself
     
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    @Fredd
    very similar
     
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    my clowns lasted about 3 weeks with brooklynella , also eating well ect. get it treated bud ... rather save than sorry ... QT them if you can ... i didnt worry cause mine was eating well and staying active and the next morning was dead ... @hotdog83 ... any idea on what to dose ?
     
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