Yesterday I went to my local pet shop, and totaly fell in love with a yellow and blue CT male. He was so special I couldn't leave him, although it was obvious he wasn't healthy. He just lay at the bottom and barely moved..
Now he's in a 20L with some snails and shrimps (sorry, don't know how many gallons that is), and it looks like he has hole in head disease. He has many tiny holes on the sides of his face, and it looks like he's missing a piece of his face over the nostrils (I bet it sounds much worse that what it actually looks, because of my rusty english I find it difficult to discribe how he looks). It's not that visable, unless you really examine him. He doesn't have the best appetite, but he has eaten some blood worms, brine shrimps and pellets. I can't seem to find a lot information about the disease in the Norwegian forums, but found one article about it. It says that holes near the nostrils often comes from a bad diet lacking vitamin D and calsium, and that a good high protein diet with lots of vitamins and calsiums together with clean water might get the fish well.
Basicly I was wondering if any of you have experience with fish healing from hole in head disease? Did high quality food and clean water help, or do I have to medicate the fish? I really don't wan't to use salt, because of the tank mates..