White Lumps on Clownfish Question

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fish Disease' started by crazedACD, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. crazedACD

    crazedACDValued MemberMember

    Hmm..I work at a LFS and do the shipping/receiving.

    I refused a percula clownfish that came in, he had three white lumps between his mouth and gills right next to each other. They were about the size of his eye, and almost looked embedded into the flesh and raised...almost like tiny eggs, pustules maybe? Pure contrasting white. I'm on a huge learning curve with the salties and would like to know what this is, in case I ever see it again. Any ideas?
     
  2. Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    Wow... i've never heard of anything like it. Maybe a fungus... :;dk
     
  3. nemo addict

    nemo addictWell Known MemberMember

    A picture would help , but i would also go with some sort of fungus as shipping will cause stress and poor water and this will cause fungus growths in weaker fish
     
  4. charzar-g

    charzar-gWell Known MemberMember

    colliflower disease?? :;google

    I don't know - just a suggestion? :p
     
  5. OP
    OP
    crazedACD

    crazedACDValued MemberMember

    Yes, thank you! That is what it looked like..
     
    the larger white lumps. Seems it isn't necessarily fatal but contagious..whew. No treatment. Thanks so much.
     
  6. charzar-g

    charzar-gWell Known MemberMember

    Wow. I was RIGHT for once? haha :)
     






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