View Full Version : Ocellaris issue

11-21-2017, 07:21 PM
Salinity 1.025
Calcium alkalinity mag 440, 9, 1000
210 gallon over 6 years old Lps/softy tank
Long nose hawk fish, purple and red firefish, starry blenny, yellow tang, leopard wrasse, Mandarin, diamond goby, royal gramma
Please advise...have had this guy for several months and he is paired with a female Ocellaris.
Mucus patches not too noticeable ,hovering near sandbed upright, not laboured breathing. 16155

11-21-2017, 08:16 PM
I can’t tell from the photo. Is the mucous spreading? Please search for brooklynella to see if the images look similar.

Symptoms include excessive mucous production and white “fuzz” or “rashes” on the skin. Infected fish will also show an increased respiration rate and tend to act listlessly.

12-12-2017, 05:55 AM
Lost the royal gramma and now the other Ocellaris.
Everyone else doing fine.
Dont want to lose more fish how long before I add new fish? With a fallow tank Id wait 3 months. Thoughts?

12-14-2017, 02:46 AM
If you truly had brooklynella then a 6 - 8 week fallow period would be sufficient. But to go fallow, you would have to take your current fish out and put them into quarantine.

Alternatively, wait the full 3 months and see how your current fish do. Then while you are waiting, quarantine any new fish that you buy.

Best of luck.

12-14-2017, 03:46 AM
Read the following article.


I would say your tank needs to have no fish for a minimum of 3 weeks and a couple months to be sure.