Whats on my fire eel?

andre99881

Feeder Fish
Jul 24, 2020
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Have you tested your water?
Yes
If yes, what is your nitrite?
Low since I just did a water change, but since the tank is new it has been high recently
If yes, what is your nitrate?
Low
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.
I have recently purchased a fire eel, he is about 6” long and I have had him for about 2 weeks, he is in a tank with a betta, 2 cory cats, a pleco and a snail, I had a molly and some fry but got rid of them today since they produce so much waste. I just noticed something on its side, it looks like a white slime growth but is localized on two parts on one of his sides, this is new and I’m panicking if anyone knows if somethings wrong and how i could treat it I would really appreciate it. The stuff is on the left side of the picture near the top fin4B69BC14-6440-4C28-8966-A8C6C364B1DD.jpeg

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I have recently purchased a fire eel, he is about 6” long and I have had him for about 2 weeks, he is in a tank with a betta, 2 cory cats, a pleco and a snail, I had a molly and some fry but got rid of them today since they produce so much waste. I just noticed something on its side, it looks like a white slime growth but is localized on two parts on one of his sides, this is new and I’m panicking if anyone knows if somethings wrong and how i could treat it I would really appreciate it. The stuff is on the left side of the picture near the top finView attachment 1426298

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Hard to see pics but could just be a scrape.
 
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