Halfbeak - head injury

troutking

Piranha
MFK Member
Mar 18, 2008
2,488
33
81
Have you tested your water?
Yes
If yes, what is your ammonia?
0
If yes, what is your nitrite?
0
If yes, what is your nitrate?
30
If I did not test my water...
...I recognize that I will likely be asked to do a test, and that water tests are critical for solving freshwater health problems.
Do you do water changes?
Yes
What percentage of water do you change?
21-30%
How frequently do you change your water?
Every week
If I do not change my water...
...I recognize that I will likely be recommended to do a water change, and water changes are critical for preventing future freshwater health problems.
012A2A97-4F9A-449B-AB95-54D316FB3107.jpeg
I have this half beak that had a small cut/ injury to the top of his head, probably from hitting some of the driftwood during territory disputes. It was very minor so I assumed it would heal on its own since the fish was acting its normal self and had a good appetite.

Since then the wound opened up more as if the skin was peeling away, but he was still eating and acting normal.

yesterday, I noticed the bump that formed and now he is no longer eating and resides to the bottom of the tank. I have added salt, but is there anything else I can do?
 

kno4te

MFK Moderator
Staff member
Global Moderator
MFK Member
Dec 24, 2005
17,808
19,862
480
USA
Doesn’t look or sound to good. Maybe too late. Would add some maracyn2 if you can find it. Clean water.
 
  • Like
Reactions: tlindsey
zoomed.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store