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Old 09-24-2011, 10:42 PM   #1 
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What's on my boy's face?

He was fine this afternoon, but when I checked on him an hour ago he looked like this.

Is that a worm???
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:46 PM   #2 
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Looks like an external parasite.

I'd say either 2 tsp/gal of aquarium salt or straight to anti-parasitic medication (Jungle or General Cure).
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:46 PM   #3 
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It looks like coloring..

I dunno. Watch him. Is it moving?
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:50 PM   #4 
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Can't tell if it's moving because every time I look at him he gets all excited and wiggles around.

I have AQ salt, I guess I'll try that.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:39 PM   #5 
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BTW...thank you for answering me so fast.




Should I throw out all the plants I had in that tank? I took them out already.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:50 PM   #6 
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I would just quarantine them while he's being treated. Parasites will die off if they can't find a host. I'd say a week of quarantine, and if you find that it is a parasite on his face, maybe treat the plants with a parasite medication.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:19 AM   #7 
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Whatever is was is gone now. To me it looked like it was going through his face. I should continue AQ treatment though, right? Just in case?
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:41 AM   #8 
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I had a fish that looked like it had the same thing. She looked like she had a nose ring but it went away after a few days. I did daily aq salt and water changes and cleaned her container just to be on the safe side.
Never did find out exactly what it was...
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:38 AM   #9 
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I'd continue the salt for a day or two more just to be sure. It won't hurt him at all.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:29 PM   #10 
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TYVM Pataflafla! :)
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