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    I have two growths on my Percula He has a goatee (growth) and something on his R. Ventral (pelvic)fin...looks to be the same type of growth.
    I also have these little organisms that look like dandelion seeds...well some of them do. Are they some sort of pod?
    Also, I put in a cleaner shrimp in yesterday and he's been hangin' out in the back. do you think that is because the flow is too strong? Some of my Zoas are right next to the powerhead and are open and doing fine...and none of my sand is blown away. I don't know anything about the cleaner shrimp in relation to flow. I can see him in the back...I just haven't seen him out.
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    those dots might be snail eggs

    the shrimp is fine, alot take some time to get used to the tank, when i had my coral banded he took a week to get used to my tank

    i would watch what the goatee and other mark become, could be clownfish slime disease, or could be a fungus

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco
    those dots might be snail eggs

    the shrimp is fine, alot take some time to get used to the tank, when i had my coral banded he took a week to get used to my tank

    i would watch what the goatee and other mark become, could be clownfish slime disease, or could be a fungus
    Cocoa was dead on!

    Hard to tell on the clownfish growth from the pics. You will probably find out pretty quick. IME, when clowns get sick, they crash really fast. They are so tough, that when they get something, it is usually something serious, like brooklynia (sp) or velvet.
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    I noticed the beard about 3 days ago...I let it slide (just thought it was part of the fishes anatomy) and then it grew. I noticed the other spot today. Is over all vitality seems to be okay for the most part...he doesn't seem labored. I think it could be lymphocystis the more I read about it...
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    thats the disease i was thinking about, brooklynia. i couldnt remember it so i called it clownfish slime disease

    but yeah, clowns crash fairly fast when theyre sick, when i first set up my 55g my ocellaris died soon after

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    Well I am going to hope it is lymphocystis because it isn't fatal or contagious for the most part...it is usually host specific...What wishful thinking LOL
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    I think one of my Ocellaris Clownfish have the exact same problem.

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    clowns get the slime disease alot when they get bumped to a new salinity or even new tank, when i moved my old ocellaris from the 5.5g to a 10g he got a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wedge
    Well I am going to hope it is lymphocystis because it isn't fatal or contagious for the most part...it is usually host specific...What wishful thinking LOL
    lymphocytis is pretty much incurable. It usually affects the fins and the infected parts of the fins can by cut off with a sharp blade with very little post-op problems. However, lymphocytis can turn fatal if a secondary infection occurs

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    lymphocytis is pretty much incurable. It usually affects the fins and the infected parts of the fins can by cut off with a sharp blade with very little post-op problems. However, lymphocytis can turn fatal if a secondary infection occurs
    Yeah, viruses are incurable...and I have never heard of fish vaccine as preventative measures. However, it is rarely fatal...but an opportunistic fungus or bacterium can cause a secondary infection that usually takes him out of the game. Anyway, I hope it is something non-lethal or non-disfiguring like lymphocystis. I'm pissed bottom line. Poor little guy doesn't act sick...he just has some peach wart tike extensions. They aren't cauliflower shape. Not like some of the white lymphocystis pics I've seen. My point is I don't know what it is he seems healthy other wise. It doesn't look like the pictures of brooksynella I have seen either. I know they are very resistant to fungus and bacterial infections otherwise...so I am clueless
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