Clownfish Gills?

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Hi I recently got given two clownfish with a second hand tank. One of the clownfish has gills that are protuding outwards, kind of flaring like a betta fish. The other one has black spikes coming out of his gills is that normal?

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The black spikes on gills on a clown fish is normal ,if you get a magnifying glass most clowns do,some are different colours
Dave

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The gill protruding thing could be a deformity,which is ok but just a ugly fish unfortunately,
Clown fish do suffer from a desies called funny enough clown fish desies, not come across that before myself might be worth google it or ask lfs,
Good luck with it
Dave

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The gill protruding thing could be a deformity,which is ok but just a ugly fish unfortunately,
Clown fish do suffer from a desies called funny enough clown fish desies, not come across that before myself might be worth google it or ask lfs,
Good luck with it
Dave

I believe it is clownfish disease or brooklynella, it looks like it is struggling to breath properly compared to my other clown and the gills are looking kinda red from what I do see. What can I use to treat brooklynella does anybody know?

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Not easy,
If you go on spruce pets .com you will find some helpful tips on there ,
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