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Old 11-22-2005, 09:31 PM   #1
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After 5 years.

Well after 5 years I think I have gotten my first disease/ailment in one of my tanks. My opaline which is almost 3 years old has a light discoloration behind and slightly above one of its eyes. That spot has gone from bluish white to a light yellowish in color. Not sure if this is a sign of age, of perhaps the dreaded hole in the head that I have read and heard about. What do you all think? Yes I have already put him in a QT tank, but not sure if I should try to treat or leave alone and see what happens.

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Is he still active and eating well? I know from personal experience that neon gouramis will lose their coloring with age and turn a dull brown color. Seems like if nothing else is amiss, this is likely your case.

Not HITH, in my opinion. Does it look fuzzy at all, or like a growth?
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No doesnt look fuzzy or like a growth at all. just kind of discolored and perhaps a little sunken. He does seem to be as active as ever and eats as often as i will feed him. i may just leave him in the qt tank for a while and see what happens.
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Sounds like a good idea. Likely just old age showing, IMO.
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