Reef Central Online Community

Reef Central Online Community (
-   Fish Disease Treatment (
-   -   Lyretail Anthia fins "melting" (

Zalick 12/06/2016 11:30 AM

Lyretail Anthia fins "melting"
I have 3 lyretail anthias in QT. They were eating fine at the LFS and for the first 10 days in QT. Two smaller females and one medium size juvi male turning.

They were eating mysis and chopped up clams.

QT Tank setup for a few months. Has sand and LR and PVC. I don't care about losing the LR if I need to add medicine or other treatments.

Ammonia is less than .25. Its usually between 0 and .25. I use prime and do water changes every couple days.

SG: 1.023 using refractometer

Fish Added 10 days ago

No prophylactic treatment. Copper at LFS. Not sure which copper med.

My middle rung female stopped eating two days ago and her righ pectoral fin appeared ragged. I figured it was from over aggression by the male so I separated with gutter guard. I noticed this morning one of the males fins appeared a bit ragged too.

The separated female looks like she has a little clear mucus on her left pectoral fin this morning. The mucus has an oxygen bubble or two hanging off it.

I originally thought the ragged fin on the female was from the male and the ragged fin on the male was leftover fighting from the LFS as he was kept with another male.

I'm now suspecting a disease or parasite. The condition is similar to SDGuys thread from 2007 where he lost most or all of his anthias.

Does anyone have any thoughts. I don't want to jump to a FW dip or other treatment without some firm guesses as I'm afraid the stress will kill her.

Triggerfish 12/06/2016 11:56 AM

maybe fin rot.. bacterial treatment might help there.

Zalick 12/06/2016 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by Triggerfish (Post 24850970)
maybe fin rot.. bacterial treatment might help there.

I've never seen fin rot but that would be my guess as its only affecting the fins.

Do you have any suggestions for antibiotics?

Thanks for the help. I hate losing fish in QT :(

Zalick 12/06/2016 12:44 PM

Possibly flukes?

Triggerfish 12/06/2016 01:22 PM

Maracyn Two

Zalick 12/06/2016 04:09 PM

Well, I came home from work and the fin was more melted away. I did a FW dip for about 6 minutes and 5-10 flukes dropped off. I put it back in QT and did a half dose of Prazipro. Within about 10 minutes I saw a couple flukes dropping off the juvi male.

I think I'm going to treat with antibiotic too as the fin rotting looked like opportunistic infection.

Picture of fluke

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.