View Full Version : Percula with lock-jaw

Mad Marine
06/12/2017, 11:54 AM
My Perc has what seems to be lock-jaw (mouth open), stopped eating and slight colour loss. It looks like he's going down hill.

Any ideas what this could be and how to treat?



06/12/2017, 03:27 PM
Do you have an anemome in the tank? I have seen this where the clown has nibbled on the anemone and actually stung itself.

06/12/2017, 03:48 PM
I had a Bangai Cardinal that had the same thing happen. At first it lasted a few hours but he fixed it by facing the wavemaker. It happened about 4 more times over the next year - until he eventually died. (His death may have been natural)

I couldn't figure it out but I always assumed it was an infection or bacteria or something like that. You may want to QT.

06/12/2017, 03:50 PM
I even tried to manually fix it once - for about .5 sec until I realized it was impossible and freaked me out. Good Luck - wish I had a solution.

P.S. The 2 other bangais I got at the same time - died very quick so I think they may have all came from a suspect location

Mad Marine
06/14/2017, 05:28 AM
The clown has gotten a bit better, just not feeding great...we'll see what happens.
Yes, the clown has a gig for a home.