So as it stands, the Morse Code Maroon Clown, the largest one that was shipped, got Maracyn SW last night after a 50% water change.  That seems to have had no affect.  So tonight, lacking guidance and having a bit of desperation based on the ever-declining health of this fish, I doubled down and added in Maracyn II SW.  Mardel’s medications often suggest using combinations, but as it turns out, reading the details, there is never a discussion of using these two particular medications together.  I’m running out of options on this fish, and it appears the fish is running out of time.
The second largest PNG Maroon shipped has shown signs of a mild Brooklynella infection.  I hit the tank housing him with Formalin on Wed. night, and now again Friday night.  The nice thing is that after the first treatment, his appetite returned.
The remaining 3, all the smallest, have shown no symptoms of disease.  They all feed well and behave normally.  The same goes for the smaller PNG Saddlebacks that I was also shipped this time around.  I believe these observations lend further anecdotal evidence to the notion that if you’re going to buy wild caught clownfish, smaller, younger fish tend to suffer less in transit and prove more resilient.  And frankly, wanting smaller clowns is probably a better way to go when talking about wild caught fish.  Afterall, the juvenile clownfish harvested from the reef is not a large breeder, producing the future generations.  So when it comes to sustainability, it makes sense to pursue juveniles for a myriad of reasons.
The Lightning Maroon, the star of our show, remains awesome as always.