bacterial infection

  1. J

    EMERGENCY Porcupine pufferfish with cloudy fins

    My porcupine pufferfish has a cloudy patch on her right fin and seems to have a bit of a torn tail. I just noticed today after watching her eat. She was breathing a little heavy after feeding but she seems to do that sometimes. I have also only ever seen her puff up on a few occasions but saw...
  2. BenConrad

    Help with facial sores on QTed Hippo tang

    Hello all, Wanted to get some input on these facial sores on my new blue Hippo tang. I suspect an injury followed by bacterial infection, but wanted to see what the community thinks. This fish has been in my 40 gallon breeder QT tank for 11 days. Salinity 1.023, temp 77F, and ammonia...
  3. B

    EMERGENCY What is this red/purple-ish color on goni's skeleton?

    Hi all, My goni was dying probably due to a faulty bottle of Phytoplankton. I believe I have already stop the dying and it is growing again. But I just notice the edge of the skeleton are turning red/purple-ish. Photo attached below, it was taken this morning so the polyp are retracted, they...
  4. C

    Is this Black Ich or Bacterial Infection?

    I've rarely had issues getting Moorish Idols to eat so a friend of mine ordered one and is having me QT him. The first week I noticed a few spots so I treated a single dose of Prazipro for 7 days and then did a 30% WC. Following this I've had him in Copper Power at 2.25ppm for about a week now...
  5. JosephNg

    Bacterial infections

    Hey everyone, I just lost an orange shoulder tang during its QT due to multiple bacterial infections. At first, its mouth was injured for a few days, then ich started to kick in but I sorted it out with copper. The fish was still active and eating during the time but in the last 48hrs, it showed...
  6. GoNextLevel

    URGENT One Spot Fox Face Rabbitfish Pimple/hole/bump!?

    I got this foxface from a lfs the other day and it looked like it was just a laceration on the fish from bumping into rockwork. But over the past few days, it has gotten worse and now looks like a pimple with a hole in the middle of it. I am concerned it is some type of parasite and may infect...
  7. T

    EMERGENCY Clownfish Dead another with Red eye.

    Hi R2R, long time lurker so first post! I have a 40 breeder setup and did a fish less cycle. My water parameter I’ll post below (using Red Sea kit). I have about 40 pounds of live (dry) rock in my tank and after my fishless cycle (Brightwell kit) I added 4 small clownfish at the same time. 2...
  8. D

    Melanurus wrasse fin degrading and turned red.

    Hello. I’ve had Rocket (melanurus wrasse) for over a year now and everything was fine till today. I came home from 4 day camping trip and noticed rocket could barely swim. Upon further inspection his left fin is 80% missing and the remainder of it is turning red. The right fin is still mostly...
  9. LabyrinthCorals

    Juveline Blue Tang Eye Issue

    Hey everyone, Overnight my juvenile blue tang seems to have either gotten a nasty infection/disease of some sort, or injured himself (or both). I did notice slight discoloration and redness near the eye last night but nothing like this. The outside of the eye seems to have peeled upwards...
  10. Ariana R.

    Starfish injury

    My dad has this starfish in his tank for about 4 months now, but lately when I’ve visited one of the legs of the starfish seems to be deteriorating. On my most recent visit, the leg that was originally effected looks much shorter and now the same thing is happening to another leg. My dad had...
  11. 208Reefer

    Citron clown goby is sick, can anyone help ID?

    Wassup Reefers, Need some help with a disease ID. I got a citron clown goby for my 40cube a few weeks ago. A handful of days after I introduced him to the reef appetite and behavior seemed normal but I noticed a few white specks on just his fins. The next day his fins were clean/clear of specks...
  12. J

    Yellow tang, please help

    Hello, My yellow tang (I've had for 7 months or more) has recently stopped eating, scratching, and has been hiding under rocks in the shadow areas. I caught it tonight, and put it into qt in 1.00 copper power. I am attaching a video of it in QT, and I'm wondering what the red is in its bottom...
  13. tattedupabe

    What is wrong with my puffers eye?

    So i have a porcupine puffer and have had him almost a year now, but today when i came home one of his eyes lost the blue fluorescent color to it, does anyone know what it could be and why does this happen?
  14. D

    Hello My first marine tank 55 gallon with a puffer fish . Need help figuring out the actual diagnostic!

    My marine puffer had a sore on his mouth and his behavior wasn’t usual he would normally look at us and interact but when he had the sore he would hide behind a rock and wouldn’t come out at all not even to eat. However I did take a visit to a fish store and got him the antibiotic metroplex. The...
  15. BaileyB

    Question on QT!

    So I have my QT ready for my fish going in my 145. Currently just observing before adding more fish later this week. These this list if fish have been in the tank now for 10 days Currently I have: Flame Angel One spot foxface baby hippo tang (size of a quarter) Royal grama Engineer goby...
  16. jackalexander

    YWG Quarantine

    So i’ve been treating my yellow watchman for a bacterial infection with metroplex for about 3 weeks now and his behavior seems to have improved along with his overall health. I’ve noticed that his actual wound hasn’t healed significantly and metroplex states that it can only be dosed up to 3...
  17. Diveks

    Anthias arrived Injured.

    Yesterday morning, i received 5 lyretails, 2 wrasses, a small sailfin, and a fish the seller accidentally sent (yellow watchman). I did a 30 min float and safety dipped them before putting them in the 80 gallon qt. I ordered 5 females but i think the seller sold me 2 females that are...
  18. A

    Please!!! Help diagnosing this fish disease and cure

    Hi! Many days ago I detected a fish in my tank that had like a "broken" caudal fin. I didn't give it importance, I thought it was a small fight or something similar. Then I was away from my home for a month or so and when I returned I saw many caudal and pectoral fins broken also I have an...
  19. jackalexander

    Yellow Watchman Bacterial Infection?

    So i’ve had this goby for about 4 months and probably a month ago, he began to develop a white scrape. I had assumed it was just a scrape because i saw it shortly after I had been moving my rocks around to catch a six line. A month later and it seems to be healing but still a reddish sore...
  20. jackalexander

    Bacterial Infection?

    So i’ve had this goby for about 4 months and probably a month ago, he began to develop a white scrape. I had assumed it was just a scrape because i saw it shortly after I had been moving my rocks around to catch a six line. A month later and it seems to be healing but still a reddish sore...
  21. Courtney & David

    EMERGENCY Two fish not looking so hot

    So I have an orange line chromis that I noticed was missing some of his tail fin about a week ago but he’s going strong and eating. I’m not noticing any bullying going on, but obviously can’t watch 24/7. Today I’ve noticed strange patches on him that I need help with. I also have a black clown...
  22. morgan_jAq

    Bacterial Infection: Empty tank: When is it safe?

    Somehow idek how I got a bacterial infection in my reef tank. It knocked out my tomini tang, saddle back clownfish, melenarous wrasse, and diamond back goby. It was very disappointing. Tried to treat, but alas I was too late. Corals, sea hare, and cleaner shrimp are of course healthy and happy...
  23. Fer21

    Need help with treatment for wrasse

    Hello, I have a Red Fin Fairy Wrasse wich was doing very well until this past Monday when I found it laying in the sand with some type of mocus, it was very lethargic and he was not eating. I observe and research what could this be and at night I catch it and gave it a bath in Rally. During...
  24. 96Duck

    EMERGENCY Kole tang Bacterial infection???

    Hey there, I recently added a kole tang into my 5ft display tank with 3 other tangs (sailfin, powder blue, blue hippo). Fish looked fine prior to being introduced but within 1hour he now has face markings that looks to be from some form of disease/ infection/ fungi. He also has a few white...
  25. liam’s little reef

    Torch Coral with Possible Bacterial Infection?

    Hello Everyone, My New York Nicks torch has been having trouble lately from what I assume to be a bacterial infection. I am at a loss on what I need to do or if anyone has delt with these issues in the past. All parameters are in check and this is the only coral (including all other torches)...
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