Nautilus mantle degeneration

Discussion in 'Nautilus Talk with Dr. Barord' started by Ili Castillo, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Ili Castillo

    Ili Castillo Larval Mass Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Australia
    Hello, I am sort of new in TONMO, I have no idea if this is how I should start a new thread, but I am going to give it a go, hopefully someone can give me some advice.
    I am wondering if anyone has seen a degeneration on Nautilus mantle, practically the tissue lose its color and texture and starting to look very white and sometimes fluffy, I have done scrapes and only found 3 pear like shape protozoans but there weren't very motile. As well, is there anyone here that has hear about doing fresh water baths on nautilus as a treatment for this?? Any help in the matter will be highly appreciated. Thank you very much
     
    Mark Carnall likes this.
  2. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    19,076
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Location:
    Gainesville, GA USA
    Infection is a common killer in the aquarium. Hopefully @gjbarord or @robyn will have a suggestion for diagnosis (photos?) and antibiotic treatment.
     
  3. Ili Castillo

    Ili Castillo Larval Mass Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Australia
    Thanks DWhatley, I am very lucky that @gjbarord has contact me, we are currently treating the animal and hopefully everything goes according to plan.
     
    cuttlegirl and Architeuthoceras like this.

Share This Page