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Jeremy1988
08/29/2017, 11:34 AM
Hey guy...been a while since I have posted...okay...here goes.



So I have had my blue assessor now for well over a year...I feed my fish vitamins everyday in there food and garlic twice a week, my fish have always been extremely healthy and trouble free....however.



So I bought a bi color chromis like 6 months ago or so...he did fine at first but as he matured he became a bit too much and bothered the assessor beyond my liking.



So when I originally received the assessor he had what looked to be a small scar that had healed over right in front of his left fin area...I determined that it also looked like lymphosis or w/e its called...basically the little white skin tag or dot that sometimes fish get. I forget exactly what it is but its more of a cosmetic thing.



Anyways...the fish has always been healthy and that area healed up and just a small speck of the white tag remaned...size of a really sharp ball point pen, very small little spot. Anyways...so like 2 weeks ago out of no where something happened. That spot like EXPLODED! It covers a good part of the front, and upper parts right around his left fin as mentioned above! No I don't have any pics...I run kessil tuna blues and the fish is blue...so pics are a you know what to get. And for some reason he does not like me to look at that one side it seems. Anyways...I think I got the chromis out just in time bc its back top fin was frayed badly...I thought at first fin rot...but no white spots behind the back fins and there healing by the day quite well. I also had to do LOTS of moving of the rocks to get that chromis out...but buddy I was determined...and got him.



I have no idea whats going on...the fish seems to be eating...okay...he seems to alternate each day on how much he stays out in the open...the day before he was out a lot...then yesterday I didn't see him really at all. The spot is concerning...it looks weird...almost like the fish had a growth spurt or something...its so odd! It looks like someone (which they didn't) but took a razor blade...shaved of a little chunk of skin and its healed over in a white color...like a small layer in that area was taking off. The fish has great colors...and seems to be behaving normal. But this is really throwing me for a loop! All my other fish look fine and show no signs other than normal.

Jeremy1988
08/29/2017, 06:02 PM
Help...anyone

Jeremy1988
08/29/2017, 09:15 PM
Well I will give an update...think the blue assessors days are numbered...for w/e reason he is now hidding under a rock...I can see him...labored breathing and will not come out for food...I dont know what to do...at this point I'm not even sure its worth moving ALL my aquascape to get him out and treat him...bc I'm not even sure what to treat for! I feel like maybe he got a bacterial infection of some sorts...if so what to treat for that?

I feel like he got a secondary infection from the lymphosis....possibly from the stress incurred by the chrmois and how he nipped his back fins over time...

CoralsAddiction
08/29/2017, 11:42 PM
Help...anyone

I don't think people want to read through 4-6 paragraphs just to answer a question. You can always start with a few sentences and once people start chiming in you can follow up with other information. Best of luck to you with your blue assessor.

cougareyes
08/30/2017, 08:23 PM
Lymphocystis would not normally be deadly, it's like herpes though and really never goes away. If that's what it is and it sounds like it is, the stress of the chromis brought it on. It it were me I would pull that chromis. Good water quality and a continued good diet the lymph would likely go back into remission. i hope it's not to late.

Jeremy1988
08/30/2017, 11:28 PM
Lymphocystis would not normally be deadly, it's like herpes though and really never goes away. If that's what it is and it sounds like it is, the stress of the chromis brought it on. It it were me I would pull that chromis. Good water quality and a continued good diet the lymph would likely go back into remission. i hope it's not to late.

Hey thanks for the response...well honestly he has ALWAYS had it for a year now...the Chromis I think got it going again...I believe that with the bitten fins on him every now and again...and maybe getting a secondary bacterial infection he passed. I knew it was coming...SOMETHING just did not seem right. Like I said 2 weeks ago his condition got bad...the chromis...although not his fault bc its nature...but he continued to try and pin the assessor in one area of the tank...and also like to roam around on patrol.

I anticipated my blue assessors death...which was hard one me...I have had the fish a year...so I decided to keep moving forward...I found another one amazingly last night on Bluezoo for only 75! On sale...then a zebra barred dart...hoping him and my old scissortail get along...so yeah its been a rough 2 weeks

I lost the chromis while catching him...unfortunate accident while trying to grab him...so he died...then while I was taking the rock out of my tank the geometric pygmy hawk was in a rock and flopped onto the carpet...I didnt know and then I found him dead, and the assessor was next....I should have pulled the chromis about 4 weeks before hand...it was just hard to judge things because the assessor continued to eat well etc...it was a slow harassment that I believe finally caught up to him. I removed the remains of the fish when I came home to help with ammonia levels...the hermits had already went to town on the guy...but at least he died in peace in his den...