wound, growth??

YOULOOKLIKEAFISH

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my fresh water barracuda(Ctenolucius hujeta) has either a red growth under his eye or a battle wound. It just appeared he looked perfectly fine last night. I didn't really get a chance to get a good look at it because I didn't notice it untill 10 minutes before I had to be at school. any ideas what it could be & treatment??
 

guppy

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Before you do anything get a good look at it. If it is a minor wound don't do anything unless it gets fungus, if it has legs it is an argulus and should be remove with forceps, if it is a growth I don't know what t tell you. hujetas get bruised a lot as they tend to be skittish, floating plants or anchored plants with bouyant leaves can help calm them down.
 

redtailfool

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agree with guppy. Confirm what it is first before doing anything. Dont medicate unless you have to. Sometimes adding salt , keeping the fish isolated a bit is all it takes.
 

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Healthy fish heal quick!
 
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