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richardnorris

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Hi,

I have just noticed a small tan/white patch on one side of my BGK its about 4mm across, the fish is about 8" long, does anyone have any idea what it could be? I know I haven't given much info, but its quite difficult to describe, I suppose the best analogy is imagine someone had rubbed a crayon against him. What diseases are BGKs susceptable to? I know they don't tolerate medications very well.

I hope that makes some sort of sense, I'm not sure it does to me.

Thanks

Richard
 

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Is he flicking or rubbing? Is he eating okay? Tank size, tank mates, water stats plz. Maybe try posting this in the emergency section. Any pics?

Ryan
 
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Hi,

Thanks for the replys. He seems to be behaving normally and eating normally as far as I can tell. He is about 7" long. His tank is 4' x 1' x 1' and shares it with 2 dwarf gouramies, 2 angel fish and 3 hoplo cats.

Stats are:

PH 7
Ammonia = 0 ppm
Nitrite = 0 ppm
Nitrate ~ 20 ppm

I have taken a photo, which isn't that clear and will post as soon as I figure out how to post images.

Cheers

Richard
 

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Just use the image tags


[.img]http://www...path to file[/img]

remove the "." from the first img tags
 
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Ahh sussed it.



As I say it isn't that clear, my digital camera isn't teh best at close up pictures, I was also concerned with stressing him out too much, he didn't seem to want to show me that side.

Thanks.

Richard
 

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could it just be a graze or something as they have smooth skin BGK's
 

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Yup, mine had something like that a while ago. No other symptoms, and it went away in a few days. I wouldn't worry.

Ryan
 
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