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What Is Wrong With Him?

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Jebbwardo, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Jebbwardo

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    What's wrong with my fish?

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  2. Chad

    Chad Reef Tank, Crustacean, and Puffer Enthusiast
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    It's kind of difficult to diagnose ulcers like this because they can be caused by several things. Bacteria and physical damage are two very common reasons.
     
    Is it possible he was attacked by another fish or sucked up against a filter or powerhead?
     
    If not, I lean toward a bacterial infection. Parasites and virus can also cause similar ulcers but the eye leads me to think bacteria. Treatment with an antibacterial would be the course of action if that is the case.
     
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    I think a Oscar may of done it his eye was poped out too
     
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    That is highly possible they are known to be very aggressive fish. Especially toward other cichlids.
     

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