Snakehead Hole in the head ?

Tamir

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I have 2 Channa Lucius.. and in the past 2 weeks they are not eating well... one of them is not colorful like always and i notice somthing weard in there buttom of there heads..

I also have a Atabapo PIke , hes acting very good... eat and swim well.. i also notice a weard mini hols in one side of hes head..

Do you think is HITH or Somthing else ?
What should i do next ? (They eat dry and frozen foods, i had 1 liter of fluval active carbon in my sump.) (Aquarium 170x100x70 with sump 150x65x45)

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How long has the carbon been in there? I've heard of old carbon causing hlle
 

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Looks like the start of hith on the pike. Atleast by the eye it does. Not so much on the snakehead.

The snakehead looks to have lost a few scales.

Would remove the carbon. If the pike is not better after removing the carbon then consider treating with metronidazole to the tank and Seachem metroplex/nls hex shield in 3% epsom salt solution. My suggestion.
 

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Looks like the start of hith on the pike. Atleast by the eye it does. Not so much on the snakehead.

The snakehead looks to have lost a few scales.

Would remove the carbon. If the pike is not better after removing the carbon then consider treating with metronidazole to the tank and Seachem metroplex/nls hex shield in 3% epsom salt solution. My suggestion.
Thank you bro
 

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How frequent, and what size water changes?
Also what are your water parameters.
Like many northern South American species, they often come from waters that get a seasonal infusion of tannins, and have evolved to need the antibacterial properties of tannic acid to help ward off the bacteria that cause these chronic maladies.
 
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