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Possible sick clownfish :(

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Hi guys I have just noticed one of my clowns has something on her head like a brown colour going through one of her stripes, I really dont know what it could be, she seems to be swimming normal and eating fine, hopefully someone can help

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its on the top of her head aswell but cant get a pic

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could possibly be an abrasion ? its not white but darker than it looks in the pics

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It's probably brushed up against something that's stung it.

So long as it doesn't start to spread, and starts to heal, I wouldn't worry.
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It's probably brushed up against something that's stung it.

So long as it doesn't start to spread, and starts to heal, I wouldn't worry.

cheers mate, what sort of thing would sting it ? I only have xenia, mushrooms and kenya tree, however alot of bristleworms ?

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Reply #5

It wouldn't have been any of those, but possibly an Aiptasia, as they have quite a nasty sting.

It's usually things like Galaxia and torch corals, etc, but you don't have those, and clownfish should be ok anyway, but something seems to have injured it.

Keep an eye on it, and watch for it recovering.
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It wouldn't have been any of those, but possibly an Aiptasia, as they have quite a nasty sting.

It's usually things like Galaxia and torch corals, etc, but you don't have those, and clownfish should be ok anyway, but something seems to have injured it.

Keep an eye on it, and watch for it recovering.

she seems fine swimming normally and energetic and eating, will keep an eye on things

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Yeah, it'll be an "outside in" injury rather than an "inside out" disease or anything.
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hope so finally getting on top of it all lol

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Reply #9

is the "abrasion raised" at all?
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #10

No mate on the top of her head it goes through the stripe so I don't know if that means it's an outside wound, also checked over tank and no aiptasia

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