hole in the head disease need help .

jordancch

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hi all, need help my two large Xingu's have hole in the head ,and have a kelberi that doesn't have it but its in the same tank ? I've done three treatments over 4 weeks one using esha hexamita, and two using octozin but both xingu's still have it , still feeding like mad doing two 30% water changes (hma) a week. Am I missing something is there a better treatment I can use really need to sort this out .
 

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hi all, need help my two large Xingu's have hole in the head ,and have a kelberi that doesn't have it but its in the same tank ? I've done three treatments over 4 weeks one using esha hexamita, and two using octozin but both xingu's still have it , still feeding like mad doing two 30% water changes (hma) a week. Am I missing something is there a better treatment I can use really need to sort this out .
Could be from numerous causes. Is ur water quality good? Stray voltage in the tank? Do u have hard water? What are u feeding? Maybe needing to switch to get soft and acidic water for the pbass.
 
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hma water filter ph is 6.8-7 max hikari cichlid gold pellets, muscles, prawns water in tank is good, im not new to keeping peacock bass just never had to deal with this before.
 

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hma water filter ph is 6.8-7 max hikari cichlid gold pellets, muscles, prawns water in tank is good, im not new to keeping peacock bass just never had to deal with this before.
Not saying u don’t know what ur doing. Just really hard to tell sometimes. What’s ur Gh? Any stress on the pbass?
 

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only 3 bass in a 80"x24"x24" eheim 2250 filter 12" airstone and an extra 2000lph flow pump ,ive not checked the gh will do that tomorrow .
 

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still have this and dont look any better ,this has been going on for 6 weeks now did 3 treatments by the book ,im now doing 25% water change 3 times a week with 75% ro and 25% hma and adding eHSa optima, water is spot on ! feeding muscles, prawns and hikari cichlid gold pellets and some whitebait now and then.??? i'm at a loss as what to do next … just to add there is a kelberi in the same tank without the disease???
 

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Ok. Clean water. There could be some kind of seconday infection. Maybe try some other products like KanaPlex, Prazipro and/or a dewormer like Prohibit (Levamisole). Don't give up, just keep trying stuff, but not all at once.
 
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