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Hey everyone, for starters I have a 20 gallon high with only 1 fish (Firefish goby). After some time (month and a half) had passed after setting up the tank, me and my girlfriend decided to add an ocellaris clown from the local petco. Yay! All seemed well after acclimation, and introduction. It's worth mentioning I did not quarantine this fish, dip it, or anything besides acclimation. I know what you're going to say, and I now have a 10 gallon quarantine tank setup lol. I had the fish for roughly 4 or 5 days when I noticed a white/faded spot near the tail, it got progressively worse and spread slightly on the other side of the fish. After quarantining and dipping the fish and medications, I lost the clownfish about 3 days later. I know brook and oodinium are relatively quick killers, and it definitely didn't look like ich, and it didn't really resemble velvet. As a matter of fact, it MOST resembled oodinium, but the fish lasted too long I feel like.. Any thoughts?? Water parameters stayed in check the entire time with ammonia staying below 0.5ppm. Thanks in advance! -Connor
Please help! I have a saltwater reef and believe I have an outbreak of brooklynella. The tank started with a royal gramma, azure damsel, and t/r clown. The tank had to move, and during the move I lost the gramma which I assumed was just from the move. About a week later my clown died as well, which I attributed to the move. I added 2 clowns from a reputable store, and shortly after the azure damsel died. Now I recognized that something was wrong, and noticed my clown has something white covering his body which looks a lot like a sunburn peeling/powdery white substance. I think it is brooklynella. The black clown has been shown the white for the week I have had it, and having never owned a black fish, I thought it was just sand kick up and other things that you can see on black fish but not on colored fish. The issue I have is the tank is in college, so there is no possiblity of a QT tank.. I simply can't afford any more room. There are corals in the tank so I can't really treat these fish, so I have no idea what to do. Al that is in there is 2 clowns, blood red shrimp and crabs/snails. I read the only way to get rid of brooklynella is to go fishless, but I have nowhere to put the fish for 6 weeks to treat and kill the parasite in my Display tank. It's awful and this is the last thing I want to do, but I don't know what else can be done except not do anything and if they die, go fishless from that point. Again, a QT tank is impossible with the space I have. What can I do?!?!