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    What the hith??...

    Discussion in 'Freshwater Diseases and Health Issues' started by Matteus, Aug 11, 2018 at 9:41 PM.

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      so my pacu often bumps himself on driftwood and rocks I have in my aquarium, but nothing typically too major. So I didn’t think too much of this at first. He had a red or pink spot on his head that was roughly the size of a scale or two. So I dosed with a bit of salt and basically just waited for it to go away on its own. However now this spot has grown and it has been there about a month. I’m beginning to think it may be something more than typical wear and tear. I hope I’m wrong, but is this hole in the head? I can’t imagine it would be though, I feed it a very diverse omnivorous diet including pellets, frozen and fresh vegetables, frozen brine shrimp, krill, and bloodworms. I also do a 75% wc weekly, and often 2 times a week replace the filter floss.

      Just wondering if anyone has any insights?....
       
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      71117BD1-9007-4461-A857-369744A51CAF.jpeg 09C8BAA6-E9D3-4366-8EAC-9948F9D444FB.jpeg Here are some pics
       
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      Could be a bacterial ulcer that developed on the site of an injury?
       
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      It’s not hith looking.
       
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      +1
       
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      Well that is a relief, but now how do I solve this?
       
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      Maybe @Go_redfish@Go_redfish do you have any insights on this? You seem to have a vast knowledge on treatments and diagnosis of fish ailments.
       
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      Hard to tell without being able to examine the fish for myself. From the photo it looks like a puncture wound. Is it presenting any changed behavior or stress response?
       
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      Is the fish changing behaviour or stress? Or the wound?
       
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      I have a local friend who says it may be a tumour because it has grown, and it will need to be cut off. He also mentioned treating it with beta iodine, thinking it might be an infection.
       

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