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    Sick Flowerhorn. Not sure what to do!

    Discussion in 'Freshwater Diseases and Health Issues' started by A.J.7¿7, Jun 11, 2018.

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      my 3” blue Flowerhorn got attacked by my Oscar in a 125g tank. I think he got scratched on a rock in the tank because he has pretty deep cuts down his side.

      I separated my Oscar and put him in a 75g by himself, but the Flowerhorn kept getting worse. The scratches turned red and he started spinning around in a circle almost looking confused.

      As soon as I saw this I removed the Flowerhorn out of the 125 and put him in a 20g hospital tank.

      Since removing him from the 125 he has been spinning around at the bottom of the tank.(constantly spinning right).
      I have been treating with melifix and maracyn-two. His cuts are healing good but the spinning and staying curled up remains.

      Any ideas what this could be?

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      Spinning and curling are the result of bacterial infection (redness of wound) to his system. Since you already started Maracyn-2, I would continue on per the directions before switching to something different. I would stop melafix for now. The only other antibiotic medication that you could add with Maracyn-2 is Maracyn-1.
       
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      The wound is starting to heal up nicely but he still wont eat, and he looks like hes slowly fading away.
      I did notice some white spots or "specks" at the base of his left pectoral fin.

      any other suggestions?
       

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