05-10-2012, 11:29 PM
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German blue ram help!! Hole in head???
I've had my german blue ram for about a month and a half now and he was doing really great. I feed him flakes, bloodworms, and granules. He's the only fish in the tank, 10 gallon besides a small freshwater flounder. The parameters are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 5 nitrate, and the temp is 80. He is still acting himself, but out of nowhere a few days ago I noticed a white spot on his head. It looks like a big bump, almost like a pimple, and then theres like 2 more white dots on the side near his eyes and face. Nothing on his body at all. I don't think it's ICH. I'm thinking maybe its Hole in head since cichlids are known to getting that. Please help!! I added 2 tablespoons of aquarium salt but I know that it can't heal whatever it is. Yesterday there was like a little thing hanging off the white thing like feathery looking, so I'm not sure if it's maybe a fungus?? It looks like a big tumor on his head. Below you will see pictures and a video attached. I have some ghost shrimp and a bamboo shrimp in the tank too, so if I use medicine I'm going to need something that won't kill them. I don't know why he got this because all my parameters are good
and I feed him good food. DSCN1171 - YouTube