Disease ID help

NeonRabbit221B

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Aquarium Parameters:
Aquarium type: Reef
Aquarium water volume 53
Filtration type sump
Lighting 2x ai prime
How long has the aquarium been established? 9 months
Digital image of the aquarium under white light

Water quality (be sure to indicate what measurement units you are using)
Temperature 78.5
pH: 7.9
Salinity / specific gravity 1.025
Ammonia 0
Nitrite lol
Nitrate 10
Phosphorus .11
Copper 0
Other

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Have you lost any fish to this problem yet? (see below) No
Are any invertebrates affected? No
Respiration rate of affected fish (in gill beats per minutes, count for 15 seconds and multiply by 4)
Are the affected fish still feeding? Slightly
What remedies have you tried so far? Was treating with metro/general cure with focus for 4 days prior
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Was treating with GC for stringy poop but saw her swimming near the surface today. Any ideas?
 
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I don't see anything amiss in your problem report (thanks for taking the time to do that!).

The fish are breathing a bit fast, but that may just be their activity level.

Are they off their feed at all?
What food are you feeding them?
Did you know that metronidazole is very bitter and can cause fish to stop eating food that contains it?

Jay
 
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On one side she is showing slight patchy white splotches. She has been on and off for a while now but given that I have a mandarin feeder she could just be avoiding the metro food. Taking pictures of fish has never been my strong suit but here are two. Spot I am seeing is under the soft dorsal

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Maybe I will try an offer up something else in my food arsenal. She is ignoring the baby brine for now.
 

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I can understand it not wanting the metro-laced food, but it ought to be chowing down on baby brine. Try some other foods to see if it will take them. I can't see the spot you are talking about. Do you have a treatment tank available if it comes down to that?

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I do but it houses her old mate which I am rehoming. Just need to get ahold of Rally or Formalin incase. Not overly worried but I know splotches are not a good sign for a clown. I will update with any new pictures if it progresses. Thanks Jay!!
 
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