OK, so one of my lfs has two very awesome fish kept in the worst way. One is a HM and the other a mustard gas DT. The HM is in a half gallon bowl with dirty water halfway up. The DT is in a 4x4 cube and is missing one of his tails, most of his tail is lying on his cube floor. :(
I can't get both of them but i'm quite keen on the HM because I've wanted one for a long time and helping this guy will make me feel better too :).
Problem is that:
a) He's too expensive so unless the shop owner reduces the price, I can't get him.
b) He has a big black spot (almost like a wart, it is convex) on his upper lip. I was doing some research as if I want to get him, I should know how to cure what's ailing him as well. I found a lot of different possibilities.. Cotton mouth, black spot disease, parasites, mouth rot..
Can anyone help me figure out what this maybe? I may be able to get pictures tomorrow, at least I can get you a very good description if nothing else. he seems to have a little fin rot but is mostly active and responsive. (Amazing for something stewing in it's own filth for 2 weeks)
I would really like to be able to save this guy so any help is appreciated. Thanks!