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    Strange Clown Behavior

    It seems like everybody is having trouble with their clowns lately! Maybe it's an omen! Anyway, I noticed some white spots on mine about a week ago and I started treating it for Ich. The medication I'm using tells me not to run my skimmer or have carbon in my filter, so I took out the carbon and unplugged the skimmer. The white spots have seemed to disappear, but the clown is now acting very strange. He spends most of his time in the corner or under a rock breathing rapidly and laying on his side. When he does come up to eat or swim around the tank, he swims very awkwardly. I also noticed that his body seems irregular and "bumpy" on the outside? It doesn't seem like a parasite, but it just looks like the clown is a bit bloated and his body looks very different. The other fish in the tank are just fine, as well as a blue crocea and a sebae anemone. This is the strangest thing I've ever seen in my tank! It's almost as if the clown has "lost control" of his movements. If anybody has any ideas, please let me know. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer89
    The medication I'm using tells me not to run my skimmer or have carbon in my filter, so I took out the carbon and unplugged the skimmer.
    what med did you use? and can post all your water parameters?
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