Clown with black spots?

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Clown with black spots?

Postby causeofhim on Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:04 pm

One of my clows has been getting black spots on him. Started out with a couple and now he has quite a few. He eats well and is growing and doesn't seem to be sick in any way.

He does hang out between my zoos and my trumpet coral. Could he be getting these spots from rubbing against the corals? His buddy "Nemo" (Yes, his name is Marlin - I have a 4 year old) has no spots at all.

What do you think?
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Re: Clown with black spots?

Postby tapper of spines on Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:53 am

causeofhim wrote:He does hang out between my zoos and my trumpet coral. Could he be getting these spots from rubbing against the corals?


That is the likely cause, but keep an eye on it:

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthrea ... adid=67167
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthrea ... adid=42345

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Postby mfd78 on Sun Apr 03, 2005 5:43 pm

I was in Aquarious Specialties this afternoon and they have a nano tank by the counter that has a clown with the same markings. I didn't ask what it was but they might know.

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Postby Ereefic on Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:55 pm

I am pretty sure I read that the black spots are not a bad thing, just something that the fish does when introduced to new surroundings sometimes. Ours did the same thing, but shouldn't be anything to worry about. If you do a search on RC for 'clowns and black spots' you should find something out. There was a name for it but I don't remember what it is right now.
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