Pleas Help - clownfish.
My clownfish mouth is constantly moving like he is breeding, percula clown. Is this normal or is he not getting enough oxygen?
I have 47g tall tank with about 27lbs of live rock, and only a emerson 400 biowheel filter on it. Water quality is good but dont have params, my cromis and inverts are all fine and my dgoby is fine.
I viewed videos online of other clowns and notice their mouths do not move as much as mines do, is this because of poor oxygen flow?
Will a skimmer and powerheads help this if it is the case.
He also has one swollenn eye that is cloudy, after much research I am thinking it is due to some sort of physical damage when I added 5lbs of lr.
Can someone please help, thank you.
Labored breathing and cloudy eyes are usually the first sign of an ich outbreak. The actual white spots usually follow within 2 or 3 days. Keep a very close eye on this fish.
If it is ich, do not remove the infected fish. You will need to treat the entire aquarium, not just the individual. Be patient today, and post daily with updates.
There is nothing i am comfortable treating with in an aquarium that contains invertebrates. You could try a hyposalinity treatment in conjunction with garlic soaked flake foods. Lower the salinity to 1.019 to 1.020.
Personally, i would buy a UV sterilizer for any setup that does not utilize a quarantine tank. It is almost a must. Otherwise you are stuck when this situation presents itself.
For now, sit tight. Don't do anything until you have confirmation of white spots.
We also need a full spectrum of test results prior to any treatment. AMmonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH, and Alkalinity at minimum. Calcium would be nice, as well as iodine and phosphate.
Symptoms he has now: Swollen right eye cloudy white, heavy breathing(looks like), and now laying at bottom at 12 in the night. Please help thank you.
I have a small 3 gal tank I can use as a qt, what would I need to put in it, airstone for air?
First, slow down. Quick decisions in a marine aquarium lead to quick death for the fish. What other symptoms do you see? Can you post some pictures?
No, the 3 gallon aquarium is not an adequate quarantine.
Is there anything I can treat him with in the main tank and would this affect other fish and inverts if it is Brooklynella?
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