Clowns appear white… after 6 months in tank?

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Hello all, so I have had my clowns in my tank for 6 months, never had any issues, then today I notice that they both appear to have a white film on them. I’m hoping that this is not velvet but I’m assuming that it is, I only have this tank, it’s filled with my corals. Im praying that it doesn’t mean that I need to start over. I’d love to get some input from everyone here.

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Hello all, so I have had my clowns in my tank for 6 months, never had any issues, then today I notice that they both appear to have a white film on them. I’m hoping that this is not velvet but I’m assuming that it is, I only have this tank, it’s filled with my corals. Im praying that it doesn’t mean that I need to start over. I’d love to get some input from everyone here.

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You dont have to start over but you want to place clown in a separate tank and treat it with Ruby rally pro and added aeration. The clown looks to have both secondary bacterial infection and stale ich which has stuck with fish.
The display tank can remain running without fish for 6-8 weeks, Coral and inverts can remain.
Is fish eating?
Is it breathing normal or labored?
How long has this progressed to reach this point?
 
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Honestly, I am glued to this tank on a daily basis, I’m almost hundred percent confident that this happened within the last 12 hours
 

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A video would likely tell if it is Brooklynella or Velvet (Amyloodinium). Since the treatments are different for these two diseases, and they can kill fish quickly, it is vital that you get an accurate diagnosis right away.
 
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Honestly, I am glued to this tank on a daily basis, I’m almost hundred percent confident that this happened within the last 12 hours
A video would likely tell if it is Brooklynella or Velvet (Amyloodinium). Since the treatments are different for these two diseases, and they can kill fish quickly, it is vital that you get an accurate diagnosis right away.
Is it a bad idea to treat Brooke and velvet at the same time?
 

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Honestly, I am glued to this tank on a daily basis, I’m almost hundred percent confident that this happened within the last 12 hours
Have you added any other fish recently? I wonder how they would have gotten this after 6mo in your tank
 
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A video would likely tell if it is Brooklynella or Velvet (Amyloodinium). Since the treatments are different for these two diseases, and they can kill fish quickly, it is vital that you get an accurate diagnosis right away.
 
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A video would likely tell if it is Brooklynella or Velvet (Amyloodinium). Since the treatments are different for these two diseases, and they can kill fish quickly, it is vital that you get an accurate diagnosis right away.
 

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This may be a bit more clear

Is the new goby symptom free?

The clowns are both breathing too fast but I don’t see the large amount of mucus associated with Brooklynella. I would treat them with Coppersafe for velvet then. However, velvet is fairly rare, and the videos aren’t super clear, so if you see any white mucus on the fish that didn’t show up in the video, it still could be Brook.
 
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Thank you all for your rapid input and help, unfortunately the clowns died overnight, I guess just need to run without any fish for 6-8 weeks, also New goby jumped about a week ago. Nowhere to be seen.
 

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Thank you all for your rapid input and help, unfortunately the clowns died overnight, I guess just need to run without any fish for 6-8 weeks, also New goby jumped about a week ago. Nowhere to be seen.
I'm sorry to hear this.
This hobby can be so brutal.. buying a fish only to have it jump out of the tank after a week. But before it did, it infected your beautiful clowns, and now forces you to run the tank fallow for a few months. I can see why people QT new additions, I might start doing it myself.
 
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Yeah I have a new tank that is pretty much only suitable as a quarantine tank no excuse now I’m going to quarantine everything
 
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So where do I go from here? If it were ich or Velvet or brook, how long do I keep my tank, fish free? Do I need to do anything else besides not placing any new fish inside the tank?
 

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So where do I go from here? If it were ich or Velvet or brook, how long do I keep my tank, fish free? Do I need to do anything else besides not placing any new fish inside the tank?

The fallow period for various parasites ranges from 30 to 60 days of no fish being in the tank. I'd opt for 60 days in this case, since the cause was never really determined.
 
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