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clownfish wounded?

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I was checking over my fish this morning and found what I can only describe as a bite mark, though it maybe a parasite trying to burst it's way out, Alien style..... But seriously she's swimming fine as usual and eating and so far not showing any I'll affects. Has anyone came across this sort of thing before?
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Reply #1

Hmm, there also seems to be something on its mouth, and possibly on the pectoral fin?  Looks like a parasite to me.  Take a look here...

Scroll down to Monogenean Parasites:
http://chucksaddiction.thefishestate.net/

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Reply #2

Also check out google picks of "Uronema marinum" - chucks addiction picture are pretty crap, but the info is spot on.  That often has small clear/white blobs and progresses to red sores.

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Reply #3

Could also be flukes.  You can fresh water dip the fish to see if they drop off.  You'll need to use RO, and temperature and pH adjust.  You also need to aerate the water, as oxygen levels will be much lower.  Have a google, and ask if you have any questions on how to do this.  I'd do this first.

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Hmm, there also seems to be something on its mouth, and possibly on the pectoral fin?  Looks like a parasite to me.  Take a look here...

Scroll down to Monogenean Parasites:
Chuck's Addiction
Thanks, the growth is her goatee, it's one of the reasons I bought the pair of them, it's always been there, gives her character. I've checked her pectoral fin it looks like it's just her colouring. I think I will just monitor her for now there's no marks on any of the other fish like that. I will have a look at the parasites on Google aswell.
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Reply #5

It looks like a wound, deffrently not flukes on what I've seen and read. Will keep reading up.
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Reply #6

Well I've gave the clownfish a fresh water dip for 4 minutes. It looked more and more likely it had parasites feeding on it. Anyway it was nerve wrecking but she's back in the main tank. The white things fell off in the dip. Now she just has an open wound
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Reply #7

Good stuff. Fingers crossed now.

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Reply #8

Lovely reefscape Steve, well done! :)

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Thank you Hai.
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Reply #10

hows thing with the clown bud ?

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Reply #11

Not bad at all really @mav469 the wound is not gaping anymore which is great. All going well she will make a full recovery.
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