So I have had CoCo for a month and half now... He just got upgraded to a 5g filtered and heated tank yesterday. All is well.
My consern... since I got him he seems to scratch his face on the rocks... VERY RARELY... Like maybe once every couple days or something... now this has been happening since i got him so i assume if there was anything parasitic or ich related I would have known by now... He poops fine, eats like a pig and swims like a dolphin... so is this normal?
Here is a picture I took of him yesterday. Sorry about the dust on the tank lol.
He has looked the same since i got him... just bluer :P
Other than the rubbing, there is head-twitching, zooming around the tank like he's in pain/agitated, excess flapping/twitching of the gills and trying to cough something up. When you do your next water change, add 1 tsp of aq. salt per gallon- and if he does have parasites, he will most likely exhibit the symptoms shown above.
"Gill fluke is a worm that specifically attacks the gill membranes, causing them to turn red and acquire a coating of slime that makes it difficult to breathe. Fish will hang at the water's surface, gasp, and lose weight rapidly"