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    Senior Member Bonaqua's Avatar
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    Exclamation Ocellaris Clown - Ick?????

    I just bought my first fish. It's a pair of Ocellaris Clowns.
    Last night I noticed some foggy film over the body of one of them.
    I's this ick? What is it? Is it dangerous for the clown?
    Please, help me !!!

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    foggy film isn't ick, ick is little dot looking things

    maybe they're just stressed and shreding a layer of slime?

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    Senior Member Bonaqua's Avatar
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    Today it seems there's less of a foggy slime on the clown.
    Yesterday, it aws swimming against water flow, shaking a lot. It seemed like it wanted to shake the slime off.

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    yea the slime might be constricting its movements

    i had a few clowns, especially ocellaris and percula that get slime when they first go in the tank, once its off they're fine

    maybe its the same deal? i'm not to sure why it happens

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    when they have no slime like that
    keep them away from the anemone
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    did you QT the fish? if not, you could have introduced ,,
    ICH,BROOK,AMMO or other pathogens. the sliming and swimming in front of direct flow is NOT a good sign. its a sign of possible disease.
    also, do you have an anenome? sometimes the clown needs to get used to the anenomes sting and will slime. hopefully thats all it is.
    also, ICH is not visable in its initial stages and is as it grows on the fish.

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    Now remember I am a Newbie but I read that fish slim can also be caused from water that has to much acidity.

    Cheers

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    well, in saltwater it would be called low alk because if there was ANY acid in our tanks they'd be dead :wink5:
    freshwaters a little different

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    Huh? I'm no chemist but from what I have read, correct me if I'm wrong is that
    Acidity is below 7.0 and Alk is above 7+ and PH is the buffer for resisting Acidty?

    Cheers

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    pH is the number of potential H ions in the water, which gives the water its "acidity/aklinity"

    what jonny is trying to say is the normal sea water has pH of about 8.2, so little lower than that would be still in the basic side of the pH scale. thus, less alk.

    now remember, or new lesson for those of you who don't know (and you all should!!) that pH is measured on a logrithmic scale.

    every change in number, ie: pH 7 to pH 8, is 10 times more acidic! (uhh... right?)

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