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bolo7735

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I have a few Lyretail Antheis. My male died a few days ago and now female is going thru the same symthoms. The female likes burying themself in the live rock and the body and fins get all scrape up. I do not see ich or notice any parasite. They are not eating and just hangs in the current. I feed them twice a day and water parameters are fine. My other fishes, 2 clowns, 6 line, Yellow Coris, 5 Chromis, Purple Firetail, and a watchman has no effect as the Lyretal. Can anyone help me diagnose this problem?

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Kahuna Tuna

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The pectoral fin in the pic looks pretty ragged, not a torn fin I think, it looks like a bacterial infection. Looks like she has a skin lesion on top of her head as well. Definately looks like some kind of bacterial infection for sure, do you have a quarantine tank?
 

bolo7735

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The top of the head is from deep scrape on the live rock. I do not have a QT and catching them will not be easy. I try catching the male the night before he died and it was impossible without tearing the tank apart.
 

jmaneyapanda

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Neither mechanical "scrapes" nor bacterial infection. That is either velvet or brookynella. Both are deadly and contagious.
 

bolo7735

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How do you treat it? How was this parasite able to enter my tank? I have not brought nothing new for over awhile. Can this happen due to stress like ich?
 
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