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teetsymomo
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Somethings not right in Fish Land
« on: January 13, 2012, 09:09:59 PM »

I don't see how I didn't notice this before, but Tango has something going on, and I'm hoping maybe some of you can give me an idea if it's a fungus or something worse.

I have an established (1year) 60 gallon tank with 5 fish. I just tested the water, PH 7, Ammonia, nitrite and Nitrate are all 0. I'm in the midst of setting up the hospital tank, but I'm unsure if I should also treat the existing tank. Hopefully you all can shed some light on what my little buddy has growing on him. poor little fat guy. Everyone else is doing good. He is swimming and eating like normal.
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Re: Somethings not right in Fish Land
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 10:01:01 PM »

Huh, that' weird, are the scales on the red patch missing? If your tank conditions are pristene, I doubt it's anything like a fungus or anything contagious. I'm not an expert but it looks like an abrassion to me. If he was sick he'd be acting sick. He looks like a very healthy fish to me.
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Nossie
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Re: Somethings not right in Fish Land
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 04:54:58 AM »

It looks like a healthy wound to me Smiley
I think you could just try to keep the tank in optimal condition and feed him lots of live foods and veggies! He should recover on his own Smiley
As the wound is healing, the edges should be turning gradually from red to pink to white. It's such a small wound, that I don't think you need to stress him by moving him to a quarantine tank.

If you notice that he's getting lethargic or otherwise worse, you should quarantine him and treat with salt and hydrogen peroxide on the wound (more info here: (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.) ).
However, he looks strong and healthy otherwise, so I bet he'll just heal it on his own Smiley
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laurencasualty
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Re: Somethings not right in Fish Land
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 10:23:18 PM »

I feel silly asking this; but how can you tell ita not anchorowrm? It would prob be easier to tell if I wasn't on my phone haha, to me I can't tell whether or not its a white spot or a white string in the middle lol
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Re: Somethings not right in Fish Land
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 05:20:04 AM »

Anchor worms are long and thin with a kind of T-shaped mouth attached to the fish. If this was an anchor worm it would be much longer Smiley
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