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Old 08-26-2019, 03:52 PM   #1
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My Featherfin has a big wound on him

Well like the title says, my 5 year old 8 inch Featherfin has a big wound on its side. It looks like the skin has been removed and the meat or fat layer underneath is showing. Its a white spot, no blood or redness, no skin hanging or anything. There are several small scratches near the wound. He doesnt act any different or listless at all and seems perfectly normal. I have several large pcs of driftwood that have some spikey pieces on them. I was thinking maybe he somhow injured himself on that.
Tank is a 75G
Weekly water changes, no amonia, no nitrate, 20ppm avg nitrate
Water is 78 degrees
Tankmates are:
Texas cichlid 3inch
Convict cichlid 4 inch
Salvini 3 inch
Common pleco 4 inch

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Old 08-27-2019, 03:29 AM   #2
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Is the wound fuzzy?
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Is the wound fuzzy?
Not at all. It looks like the skin just got peeled off or something.
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Getting worse? I’d pick up some antibiotics if no improvement in several days (also keep water clean - regular water changes still).
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As Dela pointed out, it might be worth getting a bacterial medication if it gets worse.
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I am new but I had a fish with a wound added a teaspoon per gallon of sea salt wound was healed in two days. I understand this might be different bigger fish bigger tank. If it helps though then great.
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I am new but I had a fish with a wound added a teaspoon per gallon of sea salt wound was healed in two days. I understand this might be different bigger fish bigger tank. If it helps though then great.


Oh I did pick up antibiotics did not do a thing with other fish. I changed the water the next day too.
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