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    My Clownfish are better! :) THANKS!!! :D

    I made a post a while ago about my two poor clownfish that had odd black spots all over them. I never actually took them out of the tank to treat them properly.. And since we moved our clownfish have actually hosted our large leather in the tank. Its been about 3 weeks now, and I noticed that they are 100% better.

    It was those worms that live in the substrate and lay eggs in the host fish, mostly clowns I believe. Anyway, the question is - does anyone think I should still remove them from the display tank for a couple of months to be sure? Or will the be okay now that they sleep on the leather and not the substrate?
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    the worms could just be dormant in the sand but only time will tell. feed the fish with really good food soaked in garlic, i love the PE mysis, their protein levels can't be touched. if the spots return you will have to QT and do a cycle of FWD's and / or Formalin dips.
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    I'll be sure to keep a close eye on them for the time being. I'm hoping they are not just dormant but gone..
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    the worms usually drop to the substrate to reproduce but only time will tell.

    keeping my fingers crossed :b15:
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    It's always one thing after another..

    Now my poor little guy is sick again, or maybe an injury?
    It's been months since Ive seen any spots - they both are spot free

    But now my little Nemo has a White puffy eye..
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    sounds like pop eye and can be caused by an injury ( netting / handling ) or a bacterial infection. usually you would remove to a QT and administer antibiotics ( erythromycin or maracyn 2 ) but that could just be more stress.

    what do you feed him??

    i would try feeding mysis ( yeah i know, i always say mysis ) or other high protein food bolstered with some garlic or selcon. many times this can be cleared up in the DT with some fortified food and no medication.


    remember if you do decide to use antibiotics, they cannot be administered in the DT.
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    We're already giving him mysis :045: with a vitamin formula. We also feed them baby brine shrimp - as well as a special flake mix, and sometimes they even eat the "Reef Roids" and "Cyclop-Eeze"

    Something in that order - not always the same everyday

    I was thinking since his mate hogs the feather duster he started to host our polyps - could that of been where he got an infection of sorts? Would a picture help much more than me rambling?
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