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Old 01-12-2010, 10:14 AM   #1
 
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Good day to you all,

Guys one of my discus that recently bought online, has started to develop a white cirle on its side... any idea what that might be?
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:10 AM   #2
 
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Is it raised or flat? How large or small in diameter is it? Since you first noticed it has it changed in size? Any chance of a pic?
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:46 AM   #3
 
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is flat, it looks like a white ring worm. and about a picture i dont own a camera, but im going to try to borrower my sister.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:03 PM   #4
 
I would start to do something about that very soon! My angel fish had that and died the next day. I couldn't figure out what it was in time. Could be some sort of fungus. You may decide to treat with salt either as a bath or in the tank. I think I treated with salt too late, but no other fish got it. I treated the tank with salt as he was already swimming eratic, for a while after treatment he seemed to do better but then got worse and died anyway. Hope you can save him. Raising the temp may help too.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:41 PM   #5
 
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well the discus is not acting funny yet. Im going to try those things.. thanks!!! I hope mine doesnt die... im sorry about your angel.
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:29 AM   #6
 
me too! It was a half black angel, very pretty.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:59 PM   #7
 
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From the description, this doesn't sound like the type of illness that can be treated with heat and salt alone (usually that particular regimen is reserved for things like ich and velvet).

It's really hard to give any recommendations about a course of treatment without really knowing what we're dealing with. In other words, pictures are worth a thousand words...
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:37 PM   #8
 
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is flat, it looks like a white ring worm. and about a picture i dont own a camera, but im going to try to borrower my sister.
Is there an update on how your discus is doing?? Hopefully he's doing OK...
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:30 AM   #9
 
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I would maybe check to see that all water parameters were in order , Zero ammonia,zero nitrites,and nitrates no higher than 20 ppm.
I might wonder if fishes poop looks solid or segmented and well formed as opposed to white,clear,or stringy which could indicate internal parasites or nematodes. If it was the latter, I might consider adding product.. Seachems Garlic guard to foods offered for a week or two and see if condition improved. If not ,I might consider isolating the fish in hospital tank with healthy biological filter and treat with Metronidazole. I might crush this medication into powder and offer it with food for best effect or crush the medication and place it in a microwave safe glass or cup and heat it for one minute or until dissolved completely. I would use this at 400 mg per 10 gal of water daily with 50 percent water change before each dose and I would keep treatment tank temp at 84 to 86 degrees and I would treat for five days followed by another 50 percent water change after treatment. Metro does not affect biological filter.
Before all of this,,,I might also consider that damage might have been inflicted by another fish . Maybe a pleco? Or chinese algae eater?
Hope the fish improves.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:24 AM   #10
 
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Well guys soory for the late response but yes whatever it had it went away..I took him out and put him in a 10 gallon tank. Raise the temp to 84 and added a fungus medicine from the jungle brand. It only took one treatment. In about three days he/she was fix!!!!
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