Fish Disease Index - Pictorial Guide

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  1. Dufish

    Dufish Member ETRC Member

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    I have had him for about three months. It started about two weeks ago. It looked like he had got into a fight with one of the other fish. Then it grew tentacles or something.
     

  2. Maritimer

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  3. chicago

    chicago Well-Known Member

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    sounds like an internal parasite. That might be also the cause for the shrunken look and rib cage ...overall looks not getting food.,. if eating alike a pig and not plumping up is a sign of intestinal worms. Remove to QT / Hospital tank and treat with a dewormer and antibiotics. keep us posted. Just my 2 cents..
     
  4. linus.chan

    linus.chan Active Member

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    So I converted a black molly for my reef. I had it quarantined for 6 weeks before putting in the reef (not for itself but to make sure that my other fish in qt were disease free) it has been in my display for about 3 months without issue.

    No other fish additions to the tank, though I did put 2 plugs of corals (dipped beforehand on Saturday).

    This morning I noticed that it has white coloration on its dorsal if. And a white patch. I don’t think it is ich, but wonder if it is bacterial. And whether I should worry about treating my display. I put the fish in quarantine.

    What I am talking about is on the torso and dorsal fin all the other spots are from dirty glass of the tank.

    The fish shows no other symptoms so far. No flashing, or labored breathing.

    I am including pics here. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. chicago

    chicago Well-Known Member

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    use of black molly... I recall this.. who else has used these guys.?
     
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    chicago Well-Known Member

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    use of black molly... I recall this.. who else has used these guys.?
     
  7. malacoda

    malacoda Active Member Partner Member 2018

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    This. Is. Awesome. Very helpful and educational. Thank you Meredith.
     
  8. ViciousDlishus

    ViciousDlishus Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Any id on this? Sorry for the photos. Trying to get good ones all day.

    It's a white circle about the size of a spirorbid worm.

    Fish has been in display for probably 3 months. Went through qt which included 30 days of copper and 2 rounds of prazi.

    Note the photo with the 2 clowns the second clown appears to have similar issue. This was on the glass not on fish. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Sophia Freeman

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    How do I save this!?
     
  10. melypr1985

    melypr1985 totally addicted Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Article Contributor Expert Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    How long has he had the white spec? It looks like a possible injury.
     
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  11. ViciousDlishus

    ViciousDlishus Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Just noticed the other day. Maybe 3 days. Other occupants are a smaller clown midas blenny and small chalk bass.
     
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    melypr1985 totally addicted Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Article Contributor Expert Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    OK. One spot isn't usually something to get too riled up about. Keep a close eye on it. If it get's bigger, turns red, or more spots show up, then update. Until then, feed high quality frozen or live foods, add vitamins to same and keep the water quality high.
     
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  13. chicago

    chicago Well-Known Member

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    Good advice as usual. Looks more like scratch.. Any other fish showing any signs of anything in the tank?
     
  14. ViciousDlishus

    ViciousDlishus Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    A clown I have was previously treated with metroplex and focus in qt as I saw white stringy poop. No issues since (4 or 5 months ago) has since been moved to display. Today was the first time I've seen white stringy poop in display. Can I treat with metro and focus in display? Other inhabitanta aren't showing signs...yet
     
  15. Humblefish

    Humblefish Dr. Fish Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Louisiana Reef Club Expert Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Yes
     
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