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post #1 of 3 Old 03-01-2013, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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I think my fish has hole-in-the-head


I just got back from vacation, and my tank is in a mess. A couple of my fish are in really bad shape (nipped fins, darkish murky color, etc.) - but I'm pretty sure this is just aggression and they will heal. My real problem is, i think one of my Aceis has hole-in-the-head disease. The top of her head has lost all color and become a rather fleshy white patch with no skin (or very pale skin). She seems quite healthy and robust, as if the patch has no effect on her. I've read that hole-in-the-head is untreatable, but it does not bother the fish either. Is this true? Also, what step should i take to bring her back to normal (if possible)?


PS: Sorry I can't post any pics, they move too fast and its all a blur. Cichlids...

29 gallon freshwater tank - b/n catfish, neon tetras, and 4 gouramis

60 gallon Lake Malawi tank - under construction
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-04-2013, 01:28 AM
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Hello, sorry to about your problems, here is a link to the thread on fish diseases had some info on HITH that might be helpful in trying to diagnois http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/t...es-8179/page4/ hope this helps.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-06-2013, 07:00 PM
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any way u can post a pic? may be from fighting
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