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My trigger has been acting strange the last few days. Gasping some for breath and not eating. At times his color seems to go to a light almost white. Any ideas what the issue might be? I did a 30% water change today and cleaned the skimmer and changed filter. I added prime and bacteria. It looks as if he has something below his mouth. Thoughts?
 
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Welcome to Reef2Reef!!! I'm sorry to hear about your fish. Let's see if we can get some help...

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Pictures would help a LOT!

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My trigger has been acting strange the last few days. Gasping some for breath and not eating. At times his color seems to go to a light almost white. Any ideas what the issue might be? I did a 30% water change today and cleaned the skimmer and changed filter. I added prime and bacteria. It looks as if he has something below his mouth. Thoughts?
Welcome! Sorry he isn't seeming healthy. Everyone will be asking for photos, esp the something under his mouth that you called out. Fingers crossed!!!
 

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This has also been posted with an emergency help so hopefully you’ll get an answer somewhere, and welcome
 
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Welcome to REEF2REEF!!! Sorry we have to meet under these circumstances. Like mentioned, clearest possible pictures of your fish and tank as well as some info about your system.


It’s not eating, what are you feeding it?
How long has your tank been cycled?
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Size of setup?
 
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If you add fish without enacting disease prep you’ll get this outcome for most of your fish including the current one

 
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