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Diseased Fish (Pictures)

Discussion in 'Fish Disease & Treatment' started by beth, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    A picture is worth 1000 words so here we have a collection of pictures of fish with diseases.
    By posting a picture here, I am asking fellow hobbyists to contribute to the Diseased Fish Thread which will go towards helping other aquarists who can not post pictures.
    If anyone prefers not to have their fish's picture posted here, please just let me know.
    Thank you for your contribution to this hobby!

    Quick Clicks below:
    Aggression
    Bacteria Infection
    Black Ich
    Brooklynella
    Goiter - Sharks and Stingrays
    Head and Lateral Line Erosion (HLLE)
    Head and Lateral Line Erosion Before and After

    Hyper-Melaninization

    Ich - Cryptocaryon irritans

    Lymphocystis

    Pop-Eye Infections

    Stress
  2. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    Brooklynella is a parasite seen most frequently in clownfish, so its sometimes called "clownfish disease"; however, other fish are certainly susceptible to this parasite. The most effective treatment is formalin bathes. The procedure is discussed in detail in the FAQ Thread located in the Disease Forum.
  3. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    Brooklynella is a parasite seen most frequently in clownfish, so its sometimes called "clownfish disease"; however, other fish are certainly susceptible to this parasite. The most effective treatment is formalin bathes.
    The first 2 pictures are courtesy of Steven Pro.



  4. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    More brooklynella


  5. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    Clownfish with dark pigmentation resulting from a reaction to stings from a coral or anemone. This usually poses no notable problem to the clownfish. The melanin [pigment] darkens as it reacts to nematocysts (sting cells).





  6. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    Clark's Clownfish.
  7. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    Another Ocellaris.
  8. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    Ich is commonly treated using hybosalinity or copper. Cupramine is the most stable copper product. It requires a compatible copper test kit. Hyposalinity is equally as effective and does not expose fish to toxic parasitic medications.
    Salt looking spots on fins


    Salt looking parasites covering fish


  9. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    Same clownfish as above.
  10. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    This hippo tang is seriously compromised by the ich parasite with degraded flesh and fins ( head ad lateral line erosion -HLLE), and a secondary eye infection causing pop-eye.
     
  11. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    This Hippo Tang is suffering from severe Ich as well as a secondary eye infection. The fish's health has been degraded by the parasite to the extent that color is faded, fins are clamped and showing deterioration. If not treated immediately a fish in this condition is at imminent risk of death.
  12. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    Hippo Tang
    Have tangs earned their reputations for being "ich magnets"?
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    beth Moderator Staff Member

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    beth Moderator Staff Member

    Close of the bannerfish.
  15. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    Treatment
    This poor yellow tank is suffering from:
    -HLLE [the eroded flesh]
    -A bacterial infection [the red and bloody blood vessels]
    -Malnutrition/emaciation [the sunken abdomen and rips]

    Classic HLLE, with erosion along the lateral line of the fish, and circling the eye


    Hippo tang with HLLE along the lateral line; also erosion circling the eye and below the eye. Spots of erosion pocking the body

    Hippo tang with erosion circling the eye


    Yellow tang with erosion around the eye


    Not too often pictured, a lionfish with HLLE. Harder to detect because of the fish's natural markings



    Pretty advanced HLLE

  16. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    Hippo Tangs with HLLE along the lateral line of the fish; also erosion circling the eye and starting to show up way below the eye.
    Attachment 85735Attachment 85736

  17. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    Note the small pits around the eye of this Sailfin Tang where flesh has eroded away exposing pale tissue beneath.
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    beth Moderator Staff Member

  19. beth

    beth Moderator Staff Member

    The light color of this specimen makes detection of early stages of HLLE difficult.
    Use a magnifying glass regularly to view your fish.
    Attachment 85729Attachment 85730

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