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Old 01/16/2020, 08:01 PM   #1
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Clownfish random death

Everything was going great and my clownfish were looking amazing and we’re getting along well until yesterday I saw one laying down breathing hard. He would randomly get up and swim in circles (almost barrel rolling) and would got back to laying down. The only thing that I saw was wrong with him whenever he was laying down was that it looked like some little red stringy thing was hanging out of his Gill. Any ideas would be appreciated..

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Old 01/17/2020, 04:55 AM   #2
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How long have you had the clownfish? Any recent new fish additions?

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Old 01/17/2020, 09:36 AM   #3
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The behavior seems possibly to indicate gill problems. But I can't say more than that without more info.


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