Clwnfish mouth growth help??

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I've had a clownfish pair for about 4 months now and one of them suddenly has some weird bubble type growth under its mouth.
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Looks like either bacterial or what I believe is mucus buildup
For either, a 5 minute freshwater dip will offer some relief but treat with ruby rally pro starting with a 90 minute bath
 
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Looks like either bacterial or what I believe is mucus buildup
For either, a 5 minute freshwater dip will offer some relief but treat with ruby rally pro starting with a 90 minute bath
What is the cause of this? And is it something to worry about? Should I only treat that clownfish or should I treat other fish too even if no signs of that?
 

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What is the cause of this? And is it something to worry about? Should I only treat that clownfish or should I treat other fish too even if no signs of that?
The sole clown should be only one and often bacterial but can also be early stage brooklynella
 
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Looks like either bacterial or what I believe is mucus buildup
For either, a 5 minute freshwater dip will offer some relief but treat with ruby rally pro starting with a 90 minute bath
What do you mean by "starting with a 90 min bath"? I assume I can acclimate the clownfish to freshwater for 5 min, then acclimate back to the saltwater?? Or should I not do that, dip kind of sounds like you don't acclimate but I would assume so.
 

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What do you mean by "starting with a 90 min bath"? I assume I can acclimate the clownfish to freshwater for 5 min, then acclimate back to the saltwater?? Or should I not do that, dip kind of sounds like you don't acclimate but I would assume so.
Bacterial- you will want to treat
Freshwater dip offers fish relief- it’s not a cure
 
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Bacterial- you will want to treat
Freshwater dip offers fish relief- it’s not a cure
Yes I understand that, I'm just wondering what you mean by a 90 min bath. Cuz the instructions say to treat the tank with the treatment. I can do the freshwater dip for now until the treatment comes in
 

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You can do a 90 minute dip using Rally Pro in saltwater. Use 1 teaspoon to 1 gallon of water. It does not look like brooklynella normally does but the Rally will treat many things. Jay may have a better suggestion.

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You can use it in the DT but hospital tank is better. Do the dip too. You may need an antibiotic. Let's wait for Jay.
Sorry, I’m traveling and missed this thread.
To be honest, I’ve seen those bubbles before and I don’t know what causes them. I have seen them just go away though.
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