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englandbloke 11-24-2007 10:49 AM

help with discus
 
i posted on here about a discus that had a werd mark on its side which i wasnt sure wat dun it. the mark got bigger and in the end it died. now another discus has the same mark but its closer to its head. 1 side its large and on the other side it looks smaller. i have no idea wat it is and cant seem to find out, but it looks like mayb some sort of fungus. can any1 help please.

jesus villaseņo 11-24-2007 02:50 PM

maybe it is hole in the head disease, it is a very difficul disease to cure. sorry.

Lupin 11-24-2007 08:33 PM

Re: help with discus
 
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Originally Posted by englandbloke
i posted on here about a discus that had a werd mark on its side which i wasnt sure wat dun it. the mark got bigger and in the end it died. now another discus has the same mark but its closer to its head. 1 side its large and on the other side it looks smaller. i have no idea wat it is and cant seem to find out, but it looks like mayb some sort of fungus. can any1 help please.

What are your water parameters? Pictures? How does the poo look? My guess is also hole-in-the-head which can be treated with Metronidazole.

Discusgirl18 11-25-2007 09:55 AM

Sure does sound like head in hole dieseas. You can go to your local pet store and see if they carry medicine. I know petsmart does!

jesus villaseņo 11-25-2007 02:09 PM

i am afraid metronidalole will not cure the problem, discus always carry the parasite and when they are stressed or the water parameters are not fine then, the fish succumbs and gets ill. but this disease is very hard to erradicate once present in the animal.

jesus villaseņo 11-25-2007 02:11 PM

as Lupin says we need to know a little bit more about the parameters, light, and physical signs.


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