Cymothoa?

Discussion in 'Fish Disease Treatment and Diagnosis' started by Mickle, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Mickle

    Mickle Active Member

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    Hello,

    I want to know if its possible for fish to get Cymothoa in a home aquarium, my possum wrasse had this white thing coming out of her mouth. It looked like she had teeth, I netted her to see better and it went way back into her mouth. I can't see it anymore and I'm wondering what it was, while it was visible she had no interest in food. Is it possible my wrasse is a victim of a Cymothoa species? If it appears again I'll try to get a picture.

    Thanks! :)

    -Mick
     

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    GoldeneyeRet Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    I Would love to see a picture!
     
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    GoldeneyeRet Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    Oh, and yes, it is possible.
     
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    Should I be worried or is there a way of removing it? It hasn't come back out.
     
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    drstardust Active Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I've seen it in fish in the wild. Never heard of it in aquariums until now, and didn't know that Humble had started a thread about it a few years back haha

    Would love to see a pic!
     
  7. reef lover

    reef lover It's a reef thing.... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Hudson Valley Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

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    Yikes! For the fishs sake i hope not! Doesnt usually end well for them..:(
     
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    The louse hasn't become visible again and my wrasse has stopped eating, she tries to eat but she misses the food or just bumps into it. If it gets worse I'm going to QT her :(
     
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    I have thought about it and I'm going to QT the possum wrasse right now, I don't want any of my other fish getting a louse. Do you know if possum wrasse can be FW dipped?
     
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    Yes they can but if the lousse is already attatched it wont come out..:(
     
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