Male anthia never closes mouth

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Hey,

So I recently noticed my male lyretail anthia never closes his mouth. Just swims around with it wide open. Is this a sign of a disease? Looks like he might be breathing heavily as well?

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Is he new? I've seen chromis & anthias do this. When I perform the necropsy, I usually discover uronema growing over the internal organs.
 
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Is he new? I've seen chromis & anthias do this. When I perform the necropsy, I usually discover uronema growing over the internal organs.
Nope, Was one of my first fish added back in May. Was originally a female and has since changed. Ugh I hope it’s not uronema. No other fish are acting strange.
 
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Is he new? I've seen chromis & anthias do this. When I perform the necropsy, I usually discover uronema growing over the internal organs.
My QT currently is full and at therapeutic levels of copper with a golden Midas and 2 female bellus angels. Should I add meds to the DT food?
 

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Nope, Was one of my first fish added back in May. Was originally a female and has since changed. Ugh I hope it’s not uronema. No other fish are acting strange.
My QT currently is full and at therapeutic levels of copper with a golden Midas and 2 female bellus angels. Should I add meds to the DT food?
Highly unlikely to be uronema then. Could he have gotten stung by a coral he nipped at/near or possibly a bristle worm?
 
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Highly unlikely to be uronema then. Could he have gotten stung by a coral he nipped at/near or possibly a bristle worm?
No corals yet and I havent seen any Bristol worms. He was the most aggressive fish I had till I added my kole tang. I never see the kole tang being aggressive towards other fish. Just loves to fly around the tank.
 

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