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    Clownfish has lockjaw?

    I came back from a months tour for work and i noticed that my clownfish(female)always has her mouth open....she's eating...in a weird way....wondering if she has lockjaw
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    maybe she's blowing you a kiss:blah:
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    Derik .. My book says .... Progressive swelling of the throat region; mount wide open all the time = Goiter (iodine deficiency)
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    So would that mean that i would need to put vitamins in the food?Or what would be the cure and the cause of iodine deficiency Rob?
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    There is no information in this book about treating it Derik. It dose not state if it is a deficiency in the water or the diet. I would start with different food i guess. Perhaps someone else has some experience with this type of condition. I also have no personal experience with it myself. I just checked the label on my food and it says nothing about iodine content.
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    I have Iodine liquid here to put in the water i will start putting some as per the bottle but i am more inclined to say that it would be a nutritional factor...but maybe im wrong...thanks ROb...i will continue to search.....
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    Derik,
    Post this in the clown forum or disease forum on RC as soon as you can. There are very knowledgeable people there for clowns or diseases. Let us know what replies you get or even better, put a link here.

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    Cool

    also, this is not all that uncommon in other fish as well. I've read threads about this and after an amount of time it disappeared. I think this has happened to flame angel as well.

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    Any moderator here that can move my thread in the deasise forum?instead of starting a new one...thanks....I had lockjaw on one of my lions...actually my first lion..thats why i knida thought it would be the same...at least she's eating....for a a second there i thought to myslef hey she must be a mouthbrooders..then i came back to earth eheheh
    Derik...

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    Already moved it Derik...
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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