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sick clown in hospital

Posted By: laura <farabo@sirius.com>
Date: Sunday, 3 September 2000, at 6:16 p.m.

Sick clown is a male approx. 3.5" He is normally very active, a dynamo. His female companion is approx. 5".

REGULAR TANK: clowns live with other docile fish in an outdoor community tank: 40 gallons, 8' x 2' x 4" plex. water temp. 78 degrees. Ph 7

SICK CLOWN: flesh is "missing" from his forehead. Scraps of normal flesh remain within the damaged area. the damaged flesh is greyish and looks somewhat spongy. Signs of tail and fin rot: small ragged holes at the base of his dorsal fin, and the interior inner edges of his caudel fin tails are a bit ragged as well.

TIMELINE: noticed problem in male clown loach 08/27. set-up a hospital tank and put in both loaches 08/31. Today is 4 of 5 day treatment with Maracyn-Two antibiotics.

CURRENT TREATMENT: Only the male is sick,