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    Clown Dead????

    Hi All

    We started out with 2 clown fish 2 peppermint shrimp 10 blue leg crabs 1 emerald crab and 6 Mexican turbo snails. We lost one clown the first week so we got two more from our local fish shop a different place from the first 2 and all looked good the last 3 or so weeks, got home tonight and one of the new clowns from the second store was dead and the other one looks like it has a white fuzz on it and some white spots is that ich? What is it help. All the snails and crabs seem to be ok and the other clown any ideas thanks in advance

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    white spots are usually ick.
    try to mix your food with some freshly pressed garlic. great to boost your clowns health.

    as for acclimation, how are you doing this ? it should be done slowly, usually by a slow drip inside the bag etc.

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    Thanks will try that and we did the slow dip over an hour or so and it has been 3 or so weeks if it is ick dose it take that long to show?

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    white spots are usually ick.
    try to mix your food with some freshly pressed garlic. great to boost your clowns health.

    as for acclimation, how are you doing this ? it should be done slowly, usually by a slow drip inside the bag etc.

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    please post some pics, the white spots sound like ich but the "white fuzz" sounds more like a bacterial disease.


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    Think of ich like the flu, it can hit at any time. If the fish is sick, stressed, etc they can develop ich.

    Acclimation time has to be varried based on the difference in conditions between the store water and your water. Many stores have a lower salinity then home tanks, and a certain chain usually seeems to have very low levels. The greater the difference the longer the acclimation should take. Also keep in mind the fish you are acclimating. Some fish like damsels are usually a little more hardy then say a butterfly. Some fish should be acclimated over days. A good method if they are really out is to setup a QT tank to match the stores salinity/conditions and do a slow 1-2 hour acclimation to the QT tank. Then over the course of a few days/week raise the salinity of the QT tank.

    BTW with clowns if they are all the same type they will usually form a pair and if the tank is not large then will bully the third.
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