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Old 02-01-2010, 07:29 AM   #21
 
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Thanks a lot everybody. I will wait and respond accordingly but do i need to put back the clownfish as the yellow tail has a very mini swollen light blue cotton like thing in his/her body.

Okay i will stay with Red Sea. Okay will try to keep the water quality high.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:42 AM   #22
 
Not that I am an expert, but shouldnt he keep the Clown and Damsel in a QT simply in the event the diagnosis is wrong.

Certainly BettaBaby and Pasfur are two of the most experieced aquarists I have ever had the pleasure to learn from, but let's be honest that the pictures and videos do make it difficult and there is some assumption here.

If it was not to be lymphocystis would the next assumption have a recommendation to QT?
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:54 AM   #23
 
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Should i wait or put back clown to display. it is very difficult to assess yellow tail damsel small spot light blue colour thing.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:33 AM   #24
 
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can i use blade to clean front glass.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:51 PM   #25
 
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My biggest concern with keeping both fish in QT is the size of the QT tank. If this is only a 10 gallon tank, thats not large enough to provide a real stable & healthy environment for both of those fish, which means using it for a hospital tank is not practical. I am still not sure that both fish are suffering from the same issue, either. The other fish in the main tank have already been exposed to whatever this truly turns out to be... lympho or fungal infection. The biggest reason for the QT is to medicate the fish without having to medicate everyone or cause potentail harm to inverts with medications. If there comes a situation to use medication, I would then be suggesting the QT tank. Outside of that... the choice is entirely yours where you keep them at this stage, as long as they have the best conditions for speedy recovery.

Yes, you can use a blade for scraping glass, that is what I use most often because it makes things much easier when it comes to scraping back coraline algae. Just be careful not to cut yourself or your animals.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:09 AM   #26
 
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Thanks.
Okay i will be getting back the clownfish to display tank. I feel that place is more better with space and water quality.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:12 AM   #27
 
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Not that I am an expert, but shouldnt he keep the Clown and Damsel in a QT simply in the event the diagnosis is wrong.

Certainly BettaBaby and Pasfur are two of the most experieced aquarists I have ever had the pleasure to learn from, but let's be honest that the pictures and videos do make it difficult and there is some assumption here.

If it was not to be lymphocystis would the next assumption have a recommendation to QT?
This is a very very good point. The only reason I would personally favor the display is to reduce stress. I try not to move a sick fish unless necessary. If the fish are already in the Q, then I would personally keep them there. Everyone handles this a little differently, and it sounds like Dawn would actually move them back to the display.

At the end of the day, it is probably not going to change the outcome, given the fish in question. Clownfish and Damsels are very tough fish and handle stress well. If this were a Centropyge angelfish, for example, these frequent moves would likely worsen the situation.

Good post.
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:46 AM   #28
 
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Yes, Pasfur, if it were up to me I'd be moving the fish back to the main tank unless there was some other logical reason not to do so. Stress means a lot, especially when a fish is already sick. Stress weakens the immune system which makes it harder to fight disease and illness issues. If this is indeed lympho as we suspect, it could turn up in another species months after the current fish have returned to normal. Once exposed the virus runs its course, but then presents itself differently according to the individual fish and its immune system as well as according to species. Unfortunately, at this point in time, there is no treatment for it, no cure for it, no preventive for it. A virus is a virus, ever mutating to ensure its own survival.

I would like to add that garlic in the diet may help a little bit. Garlic will help give a little boost to the immune system which helps the fish to fight the virus. If you can get the fish to eat a garlic laced food, or find them something they like that contains garlic, thats a plus. Also watch the water chemistry, not just ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH, but in particular calcium & spg/salinity. Calcium levels that go too low or too high will cause further issues for the fish and will weaken the immune system further, likewise with salinity. If you can keep all of that in check you should notice all of a sudden one day the lumps begin to shrink and eventually disappear.

Best of luck to you and your fish, let me know if you need further assistance or notice any new symptoms in any of the fish...
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:21 AM   #29
 
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Thanks everybody.

The swollen thing has reduced a bit when i checked out last night in QT. Lets chk. tonight.

Can i add a moon wrasse in my display which is available in my LFS ?
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:36 PM   #30
 
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Right now you should not be adding anything to your display. When you have illness or disease problems, or other "issues" in an aquarium that is not the time to add anything new. Not only do you risk making a problem worse (added waste, stress, and potential for adding more disease/illness issues) you also would be exposing a new, possibly healthy fish to major health risks. Stress weakens the immune system, making a fish more vulnerable to any illness or disease it may be exposed to... moving a fish from wholesaler to lfs and then to a home tank is extremely stressful for any fish.

The best thing you can do right now is be patient and not do anything except wait out the current situation and keep it in the best conditions as possible.
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