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    white film on clown

    hu,my new clown of about 4days in new tank has a white film around check area and its like it shedding off what is this?

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    this is a sign he's paranoid/stressed etc.

    boost his food up, keep a little night light on at night so he can see a bit in the tank and is not scared to death, and make sure you watch him eat.

    when i say boost his food, put misys shrimp with selcon, garlic juice, cyclopeeze, golder pearl and mix it all in a jar with some water from the tank, you want it as concentrated as possible.. so just add enough water so it makes a sludge.
    let it soak for 30min.. and serve..

    he should come back happy in a few days or a few weeks.

    keep your hands off that tank so he's not stressed from the gigantic arm.

    oh and yes.. you are right, he is shedding his skin.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    the food i give him is almost exactly that ,what if i put some selcon directly in the tank.

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    sure.. selcon is good for all living things in there.

    re-read my first post.. i re-wrote it so it makes a bit more sence.. lol

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    I notice you are from MTL, where did you get the clown?
    Matt.

    Old system torn down to make a playroom.. planning a 62x42x28 high

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    big als

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    Just becarful that it is not clownfish disease. I bought 2 perculas and they started getting a white fim over their cheecks, increased their food bought a night light for them even doubled the hiding places. The film didnt go away. It started to spread and within a week it was covering the fish. 1 day after the fish was covered it died. The second one went through the same process only about 3 days after the second percula died.
    Anybody can start a reef tank it takes a realy intrest in the hobby to maintain one.

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    can clown fish desiese (velvet)spread to other fish in the tank.

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    not from what i have read.

    but if you feel they are not doing better, you could always put them in a seperate tank for now.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Actually liv you are wrong Clownfish disease can spred to other fish it is just not very likly that it will.
    Anybody can start a reef tank it takes a realy intrest in the hobby to maintain one.

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