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gemmasicolo
03/09/2009, 06:45 AM
Since I bought my clowns I've noticed they are growing some kind of white stuff on them, it's not spots or anything. They are like white growths on their gills, dorsal fins and some underneith their bellies. It started as a white spec on one of the clowns. Now both of them have it and it's spreading. I remember reading about this on someone elses thread but now I can't find it. Any idea what this could be?

Don't have pics right now but I can post some at lunch time.

Thank you for any suggestions!

pugmommie
03/09/2009, 04:55 PM
I wanna see some pics!

teena
03/09/2009, 06:30 PM
does it look like little air bubbles?

gemmasicolo
03/09/2009, 08:28 PM
Someone on another thread gave me a link to id diseases and I figured out it was Lymphocyctis

Here is a pic:

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gemmasicolo
03/09/2009, 08:36 PM
I should also mention that the lfs wasn't sure what it was and thought it was a fungus so they had me treat the tank with Pimafix for a week.
The clowns themselves are eating like pigs and swimming around.

lennyd19
03/09/2009, 08:46 PM
My clown has this to and I was wondering what it was. thought mabye calcium deposit! Any help would be great!

gemmasicolo
03/09/2009, 08:52 PM
This is the site: http://www.saltwaterfish.com/vb/showthread.php?t=127010
If you click on the name of the disease it will take you to the info page. Basically there is no "cure" or medication. It's a viral virus that has to take its course. You need to provide excellent water quality and food to help them through it. The virus can stay present in the tank and show itself when they are stressed. If they have a certain strain of the virus they usually can't transmit it to a fish of a different species but may be able to transmit it to fish of the same family.
Some people suggested garlic and Selcon to boost their immune system.