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    clown problems, clown fins deteriating

    hi im having some probles with my clown fish he has some white stuff almost like leather ... i dont kno fungus maby but his rear bottem fin is deterirating looks like it may have been eaten but theres nothing that will eat it that i know of ... any ideas what it is
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    it's hard to see in the pic......

    what other fish / inverts do you have??

    water parameters??

    what do you feed??

    if the fin / tail is rotting, it could be a bacterial problem. which can be treated in a QT with an anti-biotic.

    the white leathery spot could be a fungus ( a secondary problem ) and is probably treatable in the QT as well.

    could you possibly get any better pictures??

    any other symptoms??? is he eating, breathing ok, swimming normally?
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    parms. are all 0 i have a cleaner shrimp astral snail 3 hermits thats it no my camera sux so thats as good as it gets the white stuff is gone today but so is a majority of his fin and now theres some on the second clown too. i dont have a qt because this is the first time ive tryed saltwater and it is my 10g qt from my fresh water lol so i olny can do dips at the moment i have some ....formalin on hand and some fungus guard by jungle labs i read some where on rc that sounded familler to this and they told the other person a 5min fw dip followed by a 60min dip in formalin/saltwater and then a 5 min fw dip do u suggest this?

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    i wouldn't do the dip, but something for the fungus / bacteria would be a good idea. i just don't like doing it in the DT and i'm not familiar with the jungle guard stuff.
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    what would be good for the fungus that wont hurt my corals? and is there ne thing elce that would may the fins rot what should i do for that

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    it's tough to recomend something when i can't really see it ....


    you could try something with Erythromycin ( Maracyn does ) but it should be done in a QT. when i saw it coming on in my clowns a few years ago i used a product from BA's by AP called gel-tek Erythromycin that i combined with food and had no ill effects in my tank that i saw but thats no guarantee.
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